22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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New York City
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Los Angeles
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Las Vegas
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Honolulu, Oahu
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New York City — 5 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Greenwich Village. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, make a trip to Fifth Avenue, take a stroll through SoHo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City tour itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -15 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Los Angeles — 6 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Getty Center and The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Venice Canals Walkway and Wayfarers Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Villa, explore the world behind art at The Broad, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Las Vegas — 5 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Balloon Rides. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Counts Kustoms. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Green Valley Range (in Henderson). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (46°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu, Oahu — 4 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Queen Emma Summer Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua) and Waimanalo Beach (in Waimanalo). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Valley of the Temples.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online route planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Honolulu in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in Honolulu are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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