24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, shop like a local with Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Tue) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then wander the streets of Garden District, and then examine the collection at New Orleans Museum of Art. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans holiday planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to New Orleans in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter
Garden District

3
days
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 appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Museum of Natural History and Fifth Avenue. The adventure continues: stroll through Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, and make a trip to 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip generator.

Fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are much colder (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

2
days
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.
On the 9th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Archives Museum, examine the collection at Newseum, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgetown University.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC vacation trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Washington DC, with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum

1
day
Chicago

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 0°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum
Millennium Park

2
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then make a trip to Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

3
days
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get outdoors at Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay. Relax by the water at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Waikiki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to Honolulu by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get much warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Banzai Pipeline
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park

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