23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  27​h
1
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Buffalo
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Springfield
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Saint Louis
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Chelsea Market. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Museums, #Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
nights
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then stop by Vidler's 5 & 10. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and then get in on the family fun at Martin's Fantasy Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buffalo trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Buffalo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Buffalo is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Buffalo

#Nature, #Parks, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff, Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Martin's Fantasy Island, Vidler's 5 & 10
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Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

2
nights
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 19th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great America.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip planner .

Fly from Buffalo to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buffalo in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Chicago

#Theme Parks, #Tours, #Museums

Side Trip

Six Flags Great America
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Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America
Buckingham Fountain ©
Buckingham Fountain
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the capital of Illinois, but its real significance is as the hometown of Abraham Lincoln.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and Dana-Thomas House. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Home National Historic Site, look for gifts at Scheels, steep yourself in history at Edwards Place Historic Home, and make a trip to Lincoln Tomb & War Memorials.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Springfield day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Chicago to Springfield in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Springfield, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Saint Louis.

Things to do in Springfield

#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dana-Thomas House ©
Dana-Thomas House
Lincoln Home National Historic Site ©

2
nights
Saint Louis

Saint Louis ©
Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Busch Stadium, then see the interesting displays at Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Missouri Botanical Garden.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Saint Louis trip planner .

You can drive from Springfield to Saint Louis in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Saint Louis, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Saint Louis

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
Highlights from your plan
Missouri Botanical Garden ©
Missouri Botanical Garden
Busch Stadium ©
Busch Stadium
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Petco Park and Carlsbad State Beach. Go for a jaunt from San Diego to Escondido to see San Diego Zoo Safari Park about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, head off the coast to Coronado Island, identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Saint Louis to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Saint Louis in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Diego

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Island, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Petco Park ©
Petco Park

5
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Byodo-In Temple (in Kaneohe). The adventure continues: trek along Koko Crater Trail, pause for some photo ops at King Kamehameha Statue, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Honolulu trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from San Diego to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Traveling from San Diego to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Honolulu is a bit warmer than San Diego - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Swim with Dolphins, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Swim with Dolphins
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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