40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 11 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then grab your bike and head to Yosemite Valley Biking, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Orlando.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Orlando — 11 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Alpaca Magic USA (in Homosassa) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River). Pack the 17th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Wed) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, cool off at Discovery Cove, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando online travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Orlando by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In December, Orlando is much warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Parks
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Washington DC — 2 nights

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing app.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get colder in Washington DC: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to New York City.
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New York City — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 4th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): meet the residents at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 6 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Turtle Bay Beach (in Kahuku) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Honolulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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