18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
2
Hanalei, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  15​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Iolani Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Banzai Pipeline (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hanalei.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Hanalei, Kauai

Hanalei ©
Hanalei is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States. On the 24th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Hanalei Valley Lookout, stroll through Hanalei Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Na Pali Coast State Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hanalei day trip planning tool .

Getting from Honolulu to Hanalei by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. December in Hanalei sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Hanalei

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Na Pali Coast State Park
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Na Pali Coast State Park ©
Na Pali Coast State Park
Hanalei Beach ©
Hanalei Beach
Hanalei Valley Lookout ©
Hanalei Valley Lookout

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, don't miss a visit to Times Square, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Hanalei to New York City in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Hanalei in December: high temperatures in New York City hover around 10°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Disney Springs.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, wander the streets of Union Square, and don't miss a visit to The Embarcadero.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Orlando to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Orlando to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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