18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  16​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Seattle
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Vancouver
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Lihue, Kauai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
Kihei, Maui
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Sydney

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco Bay and California Academy of Sciences. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and SoMa. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
Seattle

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Seattle trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Seattle takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Seattle reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Seattle

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

2
days
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Winter's Hill Estate Vineyard & Winery and then don't miss a visit to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area. On your second day here, examine the collection at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum and then explore the activities along Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Seattle to Vancouver by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and tram. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Vancouver

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Winter's Hill Estate, Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

1
day
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Spouting Horn, then stroll through Poipu Beach Park, and then admire the sheer force of Wailua Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lihue trip itinerary maker website .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Vancouver to Lihue in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Lihue, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Lihue

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Poipu
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Spouting Horn ©
Spouting Horn
Wailua Falls ©
Wailua Falls

2
days
Kihei, Maui

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach, then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, and then wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street. On your second day here, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kihei trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Lihue to Kihei takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Kihei are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lahaina, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, then examine the collection at U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, and finally stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Byodo-In Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kailua Beach Park, and then get great views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park ©

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