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 15​min
1
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Visit Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Waikiki Beach for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll through Nuuanu Pali Lookout.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Bergamot Station
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
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.
On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Keep things going the next day: stop by Barneys New York, enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Las Vegas to Orlando in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in October since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, make a trip to Times Square, and admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner .

Getting from Orlando to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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 ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at White House. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip maker .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
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 14th (Mon), look for gifts at Faulkner House Books and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Washington DC to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Faulkner House Books ©
Faulkner House Books

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 16th (Wed), wander the streets of Union Square, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and then stroll through China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planning website .

Getting from New Orleans to San Francisco by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to San Francisco is minus 2 hours. When traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf