22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Hollywood
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
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Hilo
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz Wharf & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Sacramento (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, California State Railroad Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Chelsea Market or SoHo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Patrick's Cathedral and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at New York Public Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, and explore the world behind art at The Met Cloisters.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to New York City in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hollywood.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Hollywood

— 4 nights

Diamond of the Gold Coast

The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hollywood Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Las Olas Beach and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Hollywood's surroundings by going to Art Deco Historic District (in Miami Beach), Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee) and Loggerhead Marinelife Center (in Juno Beach). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hollywood trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Hollywood takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Hollywood reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

Fly from Hollywood to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Hollywood in September, Los Angeles is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

— 2 nights
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
On the 22nd (Sun), hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Kīlauea. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Volcano Art Center Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Punalu‘U Beach, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Hilo.

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Hilo

— 1 night

America's Wettest City

One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hilo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Hilo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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.

Island of Hawaii travel guide

4.5
Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches
The Big Island
Aptly nicknamed the "Big Island," the Island of Hawaii features sunny, black-sand beaches on the western side by Kona and a tropical rain forest on the eastern by Hilo. In between, the massive mountain Maunaloa covers half the island, and Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupts continuously. Twice as large as all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, this big chunk of land in the Pacific manages to retain a laid-back atmosphere despite its immense popularity with tourists. Instead of spending your entire vacation at one of the island's luxurious tourist resorts, go on tours of this Pacific haven's coffee and macadamia nut plantations and working ranches, or explore its nature reserves and rugged trails.