23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Pensacola
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Santa Monica
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, Oahu
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then look for gifts at FAO Schwarz. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach and then take in the waterfront at Coney Island.

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Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pensacola

— 2 nights

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, then look for gifts at Crabs, and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Pensacola online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Pensacola takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect Pensacola to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Pensacola

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Attractions like La Jolla Cove and Seaport Village make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, stroll through Children's Pool, take in the dramatic natural features at Cabrillo Tide Pools, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder app.

You can fly from Pensacola to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola to San Diego is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Pensacola, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Santa Monica

— 4 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Bring the kids along to Santa Monica Pier and Malibu Lagoon State Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Marina Beach. Step out of Santa Monica to go to Redondo Beach and see Torrance Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Topanga Beach, make a trip to Malibu Pier, see the interesting displays at Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Redondo Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica online visit planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Monica in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 30th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Main Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach and then kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz online visit planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to Santa Cruz by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Santa Cruz. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Relax by the water at Baker Beach and China Beach. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through North Beach, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and stop by The Embarcadero.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Drive from Santa Cruz to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Honolulu, Oahu

— 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kapiolani Regional Park and Ala Moana Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see some colorful creatures with Alex's Aquatic Adventures, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Honolulu takes 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Honolulu to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.