43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
5
New York City
— 5 nights
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of the city life by going to Marshall’s Beach and Lincoln Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & VGS Chateau Potelle) and Inglenook (in Rutherford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, kick back and relax at China Beach, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

St. Helena, Inglenook
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Get outdoors at Tuolumne Meadows and Lembert Dome. And it doesn't end there: hike along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, stroll through Nevada Falls Loop, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park holiday builder website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Royal Palms State Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail. Family-friendly places like Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: hike along South Kaibab Trail, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

Discover how to plan a Grand Canyon National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City itinerary maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
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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

6
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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Faithful and Yellowstone National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, stroll through Artist Point, take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, and cruise along Lamar Valley.

Plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get much colder in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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.
On the 5th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, thenlook for gifts at Glasshouse Studio, thenshop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November: highs in Seattle hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
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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

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park) and Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial, and walk around Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in Honolulu at °C and lows at °C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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