26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  12​h
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in San Francisco reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Washburn Point, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through The High Line, and make a trip to Times Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City journey planning site .

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in April since evenings lows in New York City dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

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

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, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

3
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: trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, stroll through Bright Angel Trail, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (23°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks 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
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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