17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Shop till you drop at Third Street Promenade and Graber Olive House. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Monica State Beach and Manhattan Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Turtle Rock Community Park in Irvine, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at California Science Center, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, examine the collection at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and head outdoors with Self Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday 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. 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. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Los Angeles at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Turtle Rock Community Park, Manhattan Beach, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Graber Olive House
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the views from Coronado Bridge, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and then have some family-friendly fun at AxeVentures. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): have fun at Lock & Load Miami, take in the pleasant sights at Espanola Way, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace. On the next day, ponder the design of Ponce de Leon Fountain, see the interesting displays at World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), then view the masterpieces at Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Miami trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Miami takes 6.5 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. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: high temperatures in Miami hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, Sawgrass Mills, Ponce de Leon Fountain
Highlights from your plan
Espanola Way ©
Espanola Way
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

1
night
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, examine the collection at The President Woodrow Wilson House, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally look for gifts at Olivia Macaron.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip maker website .

Getting from Miami to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Miami in July, Washington DC is a bit cooler at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Olivia Macaron ©
Olivia Macaron
Library of Congress ©
Library of Congress

2
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.
On the 11th (Thu), stop by Economy Candy, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and then kick back and relax at Point Lookout Beach. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bronx Zoo, and then take a stroll through Tudor City.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bronx Zoo ©
Bronx Zoo
Tudor City ©
Tudor City
Economy Candy ©
Economy Candy

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Blake Island State Park, then learn about all things military at Bremerton Historic Ships Association, and then look for gifts at Molbak's Greenhouse and Nursery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Madison Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Seattle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bremerton Historic Ships Association, Molbak's Greenhouse and Nursery
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Blake Island State Park ©
Blake Island State Park
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Street and Z. Cioccolatofor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville), Bell Wine Cellars (in Yountville) and Modus Operandi Cellars (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: stroll through Sonoma Coast State Beach, wander the streets of Nob Hill, admire the striking features of The Cathedral of Christ the Light, and do a tasting at Emeritus Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seattle in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bell Wine Cellars, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, The Cathedral of Christ the Light, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Emeritus Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Bell Wine Cellars ©
Bell Wine Cellars

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