20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Let the collections at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains, Montana Avenue, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and stop by Hollywood & Highland.

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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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Vital Tea Leaffor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in January, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, Las Vegas is a bit cooler at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, then see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuuanu Pali Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center and then explore the galleries of Iolani Palace.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Honolulu by flight takes about 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. In January, Honolulu is warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Wailea.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

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