30 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

30 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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30 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  16 h 30 min
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Anaheim, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Miami, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
9
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  10 h 15 min
10
Seattle, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 45 min
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Honolulu, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Yosemite National Park, United States

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 Badger Pass Ski Area and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, and admire the majestic nature at Elizabeth Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey planning app .

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 January, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Craft Contemporary and The Grovefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and take in the exciting artwork at Hauser & Wirth.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

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. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

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Santa Monica
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Craft Contemporary ©
Craft Contemporary
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim online travel planner .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In January, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, take a memorable tour with Tours, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Anaheim in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

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

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
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 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Barneys New York, browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey builder app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Anhinga Trail. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Gumbo Limbo Trail & Pineland Trail) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Miami trip builder site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Miami in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Miami: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Village of Merrick Park
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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New York City, United States

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.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Josefinas. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: stroll around Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online itinerary planner .

Fly from Miami to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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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

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Journey Behind the Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls Canada, and then browse the exhibits of Studio Vine Glass.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Niagara Falls trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, Niagara Falls is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature Parks Shopping
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Niagara Falls Canada ©
Niagara Falls Canada
Journey Behind the Falls ©
Journey Behind the Falls
Studio Vine Glass ©
Studio Vine Glass

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Seattle, United States

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 25th (Tue), wander the streets of Bellevue Square, browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Seattle in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Seattle. In January, Seattle is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Glasshouse Studio ©
Glasshouse Studio

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Waimea Bay in Haleiwa, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Seattle to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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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