21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mildura
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly + foot:  7​h
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Boston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Mildura


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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bart's Books and Ventura Harbor Village. Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and The Original Farmers Market. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, hunt for treasures at The Santee Alley, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online travel planner .

Mildura, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Mildura to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mildura in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ventura Harbor Village, Disneyland Park, Bart's Books
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 5th (Thu), trek along The San Antonio River Walk, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio sightseeing planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Antonio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect San Antonio to be somewhat warmer, temps between 40°C and 26°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Landa Park
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Tower of the Americas ©
Tower of the Americas

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chelsea Market and The Amazing Olive. There's much more to do: make a trip to Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, look for gifts at Kalustyan's, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New York City driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from San Antonio in September, things will get slightly colder in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Amazing Olive
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then hunt for treasures at Quincy Market, and finally pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, then steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Newbury Street.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Boston visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Boston hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

The House of the Seven Gables
Highlights from your plan
Quincy Market ©
Quincy Market
The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
New England Holocaust Memorial ©
New England Holocaust Memorial

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through The Magnificent Mile, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Six Flags Great America.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September in Chicago, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Six Flags Great America
Highlights from your plan
Six Flags Great America ©
Six Flags Great America
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then shop like a local with Union Square, then explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app .

You can fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Kailua Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Lanikai Beach about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: hike along Koko Crater Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Francisco to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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