17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
Wilmington
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
Sydney

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum, and then meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Chicago in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 4°C and lows are around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago ©
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

4
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Market. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

1
day
Wilmington

Wilmington
Wilmington is a port city and the county seat of New Hanover County in coastal southeastern North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Airlie Gardens and then do a tasting at Noni Bacca Winery.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wilmington road trip site .

You can fly from New York City to Wilmington in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Wilmington, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Wilmington

Historic Sites Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Gardens
Airlie Gardens
Noni Bacca Winery ©
Noni Bacca Winery

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square and then look for gifts at Louisiana Music Factory. On the next day, take a stroll through Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then don't miss a visit to French Quarter, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to New Orleans takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmington to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Wilmington in December: highs in New Orleans hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

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

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