20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
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
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip planner .

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. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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.
On the 15th (Wed), look for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle tour itinerary planner .

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. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Glasshouse Studio ©
Glasshouse Studio

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 Lamar Valley and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, trek along Artist Point, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful

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 a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore 9/11 Memorial and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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.
Get in touch with nature at Taft Point and Glacier Point. There's much more to do: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and get great views at Washburn Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park vacation planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to St. Helena to see Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get curious at Exploratorium, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and wander the streets of Union Square.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel route builder .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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