50 days in United States Itinerary

50 days in United States Itinerary

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50 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
6
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
9
St. Helena
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in Honolulu are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Head to Pike Place Market and Pioneer Squarefor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Chihuly Garden and Glass and The Museum of Flight. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Place, make a trip to Space Needle, and kick back and relax at Alki Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Seattle trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in September: highs in Seattle hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

#Shopping, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Tusayan Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, pause for some photo ops at Powell Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and get great views at Maricopa Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

5
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do your shopping at The Strip and Barneys New York. Get some cultural insight at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, have fun at A Storybook Wedding Chapel, browse the different shops at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Fun & Games, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Royal Street and Faulkner House Booksfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at French Quarter and Garden District. Step out of New Orleans to go to White Castle and see Nottoway Plantation, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Backstreet Cultural Museum, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums

Side Trip

Nottoway Plantation
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, go for a walk through Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Ellis Island.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in October, New York City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Yellowstone Historic District and Uncle Tom's Trail. Spend the 14th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stop by Fishing Bridge General Store, hike along Artist Point, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store

5
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Santa Monica Farmers Market and The Grove. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Third Street Promenade, & more). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, enjoy some music at Melrose Trading Post, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Farmers Market ©
Santa Monica Farmers Market
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

4
nights
St. Helena

The city of St.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Benziger Family Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mission San Francisco Solano and Jack London State Historic Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Helena: Sonoma Barracks (in Sonoma) and Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Wine Tours & Tastings). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards and look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read St. Helena trip maker .

Getting from Los Angeles to St. Helena by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, subway, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in St. Helena. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Wineries, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oakville, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Glen Ellen, Calistoga
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of SoMa, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit planner .

Getting from St. Helena to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and subway. While traveling from St. Helena, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, trek along Four Mile Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail

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