9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
San Francisco
— 1 night
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights


Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip tool.

New York City to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, plan for colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Honolulu, Oahu

— 5 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Waikiki Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Koko Crater Railway Trail and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei) and Pupukea (Banzai Pipeline & Sharks Cove). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Augustine by-the-Sea.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.