17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  25​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

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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.
For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Honolulu, with highs around 36°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 28°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to New York City in 13.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brooklyn Bridge
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then admire the striking features of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago road trip planning website

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Chicago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
Shedd Aquarium

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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.
For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner

Getting from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 25 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Chicago in October, with lows around 0°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 5th (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planning tool

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Honolulu, Oahu

On the 9th (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Iolani Palace
Iolani Palace

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