28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
2
Seattle
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  9 h
4
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  7 h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Kids will appreciate attractions like Kailua Beach Park and King Kamehameha Statue. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Honolulu online trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel.

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

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 8 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Seattle, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

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

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley, and make a trip to Artist Point.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 18°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip tool.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. National Gallery of Art and National Museum of the Marine Corps are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get lost in a book at Library of Congress.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Washington DC journey maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, National Museum of the Marine Corps
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Museum of the Marine Corps
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get a sense of the local culture at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Santa Rosa to see Safari West about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and visit Chinatown.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation website.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, walk around Mariposa Grove, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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