42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
3
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h 45 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

4
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stop by SoMa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect San Francisco to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

6
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, and trek along Mono Pass Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -8°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

4
nights
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for wildlife, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, admire the sheer force of Cataract Falls, hike along Alum Cave Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, with highs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 18°C and lows at 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
Highlights from your plan
Chimneys Picnic Area ©
Chimneys Picnic Area
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning website.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

5
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Orlando route planner.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Tonto Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 8°C and lows reach -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, &more). There's lots more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Fun & Games Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail ©
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and get your game on at AxeVentures.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Malaekahana State Recreation Area (in Laie) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, stroll through Waikiki Beach, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Honolulu online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Diego to Honolulu. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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