46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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46 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
2
Anchorage
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
10
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h
12
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. On the next day, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Honolulu to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Anchorage.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
Anchorage

Anchorage ©
Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and then deepen your understanding at Alaska Native Heritage Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Chugach National Forest and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage vacation planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Honolulu to Anchorage in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Anchorage is 1 hour. Traveling from Honolulu in September, things will get cooler in Anchorage: highs are around 16°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Anchorage

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trip

Chugach National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Alaska Native Heritage Center ©
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum ©
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, make a trip to Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle journey planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Anchorage to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time (AKST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Anchorage in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Seattle: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 7th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field, then make a trip to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Chicago hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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 fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Washington DC is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online road trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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
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.
On the 19th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 22nd (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Gibbon Falls, admire the sheer force of Lewis Falls, and cruise along Virginia Cascade Drive.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour builder tool .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. In September, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than New York City - with highs of 18°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Casinos

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.
On the 28th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, hike along Rim Trail, and stroll through North Kaibab Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, and stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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nights
San Francisco

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and see the interesting displays at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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