26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  4​h 30​min
7
Miami
— 2 nights
tram + Fly:  4​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Brisbane

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day
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 29th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary planner .

Brisbane, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls

1
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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.
On the 30th (Tue), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Las Vegas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Las Vegas, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

3
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 Pima Point. On the 3rd (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 19°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

2
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 in touch with nature at Elephant Back Mountain and Fairy Falls. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Monument Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, and explore the striking landscape at Beryl Spring.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Elephant Back Mountain ©
Elephant Back Mountain
Fairy Falls ©
Fairy Falls
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 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. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May, expect nights in New York City to be warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Art Deco Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then explore the activities along Slough Slog. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and then tour the water at your own pace with Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami online holiday maker .

Fly from Washington DC to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Miami reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Miami to New Orleans by combination of tram and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Visit Twin Peaks and Filbert Steps for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Francisco, with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
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.
Get in touch with nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park and Gaylor Lake. Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Valley Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Pothole Dome, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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