56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Seattle
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9​h 45​min
6
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  3​h
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Cresson
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
10
Jacksonville, Florida
— 5 nights
Drive:  31​h
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
13
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Perth

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Waikiki Beach and Lanikai Beach. Get some historical perspective at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua), Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: hike along Diamond Head State Monument, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu online tour planner .

Perth, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Honolulu, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Sunset Beach Park, Swim with Dolphins, Pele's Chair, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

6
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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Grove. Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Montana Avenue) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Annenberg Space for Photography, hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Oak Harbor.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island

Oak Harbor ©
Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. Head to Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery and The Star Storefor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Double Bluff Beach and Deception Pass State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Langley (Whidbey Island Distillery & Langley Whale Center), Greenbank Farm (in Greenbank) and Port Townsend (Fort Worden State Park & Port Townsend Marine Science Center). Spend the 31st (Thu) exploring nature at Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Casey State Park, examine the collection at Island county Historical society Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and brush up on your military savvy at PBY-Naval Air Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Oak Harbor trip builder app .

Getting from Seattle to Oak Harbor by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Oak Harbor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Langley, Coupeville, Port Townsend, Greenbank Farm, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Whidbey Island Distillery ©
Whidbey Island Distillery
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Lone Star Geyser and S Rim Trail are in your itinerary. Visiting Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Sulphur Caldron.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Oak Harbor to Yellowstone National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Oak Harbor to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Oak Harbor in January, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at -5°C and lows at -20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Head to One Niagara "The Gateway to the Falls" and Walden Galleria Mallfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Cave of the Winds and Genesee Country Village & Museum will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, and admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Walden Galleria Mall, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Genesee Country Village & Museum ©
Genesee Country Village & Museum

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bronx Zoo and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Niagara Falls in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

3
nights
Boston

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, and then wander the streets of North End.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Boston online trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January in Boston, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cresson.

Things to do in Boston

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

5
nights
Cresson

Cresson ©
Cresson is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Johnstown Flood National Memorial and Windgate Vineyards & Winery. For shopping fun, head to The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar or Yoder Antique Mall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cresson: James M. Stewart Museum (in Indiana), Yellow Creek State Park (in Penn Run) and Trough Creek State Park (in James Creek). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Allegheny Portage Railroad, hit the slopes at Blue Knob, and don't miss a visit to 321 Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cresson trip itinerary builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Boston to Cresson. In January, Cresson is a bit cooler than Boston - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Cresson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indiana, Yellow Creek State Park, Trough Creek State Park, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Blue Knob
Highlights from your plan
Johnstown Flood National Memorial ©
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Yellow Creek State Park ©
Yellow Creek State Park
Allegheny Portage Railroad ©
Allegheny Portage Railroad

5
nights
Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Get some historical perspective at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Fort Clinch State Park. Get outdoors at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation and St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Jacksonville side-trips: St. Augustine Beach (in Saint Augustine Beach), St. Augustine (Claude's Chocolate, St. Augustine Distillery, & more) and Gainesville (Cellon Oak Park & Butterfly Rainforest). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and don't miss a visit to Riverside/Avondale Historic District.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Jacksonville trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cresson to Jacksonville. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cresson in January: high temperatures in Jacksonville hover around 21°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Gainesville, Fort Clinch State Park
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Grand Canyon National Park takes 31 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jacksonville in January: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C and lows are around -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Mount Charleston and see Spring Mountains Visitor Center, which is approximately 38 minutes away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are cooler (-9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire all the interesting features of Point Loma.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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