43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21 h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  9 h
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Adelaide

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and de Young Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Inglenook (in Rutherford) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards & VGS Chateau Potelle). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Lincoln Park, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip 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. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Santa Monica Pier make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:
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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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and North Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: stroll through Bright Angel Trail, get interesting insight from Tours, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and cruise along East Rim Drive.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much warmer in New York City, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Yellowstone National Park, explore and take pictures at Artist Point, identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 9°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then stop by Glasshouse Studio, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

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Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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.
Relax by the water at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Family-friendly places like USS Arizona Memorial and Waimea Bay will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pupukea (Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument & Ehukai Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, take a tour of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planning site.

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. In November, Honolulu is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pupukea, Kailua Beach Park
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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