33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 23rd (Mon), examine the collection at Iolani Palace and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach. On the next day, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu holiday planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Ala Moana Center ©
Ala Moana Center

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then wander the streets of Pioneer Square, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sea views from West Point Lighthouse, make a trip to Space Needle, and then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle route planner .

Fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in December, expect Seattle to be much colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and then contemplate the long history of Fort Yellowstone Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail, then look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store, and then explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. In December, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Seattle - with highs of -5°C and lows of -19°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Fort Yellowstone Historic District ©
Uncle Tom's Trail ©
Uncle Tom's Trail

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally don't miss a visit to Cloud Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC day trip app .

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. In January, Washington DC is a bit warmer than Chicago - with highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Eastern Market ©
Eastern Market

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Road and Espanola Way. We've included these beaches for you: South Beach and 12th Street Beach. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, shop like a local with Britto Central, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach road trip planning tool .

Fly from New York City to Miami Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Hershey's Chocolate World. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Overton (Valley of Fire State Park & Atlatl Rock). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Miami Beach to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami Beach in January, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Overton, Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
On the 21st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, then get great views at Washburn Point, and then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 7°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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