22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip builder .

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. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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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 outdoors at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in January: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
North Dome ©
North Dome

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Central Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Yunhong Chopsticks, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to New York City takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New York City, with lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone 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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Washburn and Grand Teton. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain, don't miss a visit to Artist Point, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from -5°C by day to -20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
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Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 10°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Honolulu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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