15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  20​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
4
Honolulu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kihei
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City online tour builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. August in Honolulu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
Kihei

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, examine the collection at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, then meet the residents at Maui Ocean Center, and finally make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kihei trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Kihei by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Kihei can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Lahaina Banyan Court, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley
Lahaina Banyan Court ©
Lahaina Banyan Court

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