22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
Sydney

4
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.
Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Kailua Beach Park. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through Waikiki Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

4
days
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.
On the 27th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along North Kaibab Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Downtown Disney in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

4
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in the waterfront at Navy Pier, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and examine the collection at The Field Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chicago itinerary planner

Getting from Los Angeles to Chicago by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Chicago at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

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