59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
6
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
11
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
12
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
13
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

3
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: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip builder app .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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 Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, Las Vegas is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 8°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, and walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Anaheim to see The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip site .

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC visit planning tool .

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in January, with highs in Washington DC at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and walk around The High Line.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for museums, parks, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, get your game on at Ragnarok Axe Throwing, and test your problem-solving skills at Team vs Time.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Chicago is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ragnarok Axe Throwing ©
Ragnarok Axe Throwing
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Take a break from Yellowstone National Park with a short trip to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park visit planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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