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:  9​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
4
Honolulu
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Kihei
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas attractions website .

Sydney, Australia to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping 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.
Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Los Angeles is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
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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 masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Rockefeller Center, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) 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 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. On your second day here, trek along Manoa Falls and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour builder site .

Getting from New York City to Honolulu by combination of bus and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Honolulu reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and finally make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wailea Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kihei journey site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Kihei in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kihei

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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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