26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Hanalei, Kauai
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
6
Wailea, Maui
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenuefor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Avila Adobe. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and appreciate the history behind Watts Towers.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

6
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Step out of New York City with an excursion to Gateway National Recreation in Sandy Hook--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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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

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nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Barneys New York. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. Let the collections at Iolani Palace and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park capture your imagination. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, and hike along Manoa Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu road trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Honolulu by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Na Pali Coast State Park and Hanalei Valley Lookout. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Tunnels Beach and Hanalei Beach. There's much more to do: hike along Kalalau Trail, admire the natural beauty at Limahuli Garden and Preserve, and see the interesting displays at Waioli Mission House.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hanalei trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Honolulu to Hanalei in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Hanalei

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kauai, Na Pali Coast State Park
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Tunnels Beach ©
Tunnels Beach
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Limahuli Garden and Preserve ©
Limahuli Garden and Preserve

3
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Wailea, Maui

Wailea is a census-designated place (CDP) in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. Get outdoors at Wailea Beach and Ulua Beach. Visit Kapalua Beach and Napili Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wailea trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to Wailea in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Wailea are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wailea

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kihei, Napili Beach, Helicopter Tours, Kapalua Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach