22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

1
day
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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Iolani Palace, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, and then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Honolulu trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. In June, Honolulu is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market. On your second day here, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take an in-depth tour of Museum of History & Industry, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Seattle itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. Traveling from Honolulu in June, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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 4th (Tue): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Field Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Chicago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In June, Chicago is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from New York City in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Washington DC, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 12th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read New Orleans tour itinerary builder site .

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, with lows around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 15th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, stroll through Rim Trail, and examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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