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:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Hollywood
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
5
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Hilo
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Twin Peaks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Crocker Art Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sacramento (Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament & California State Railroad Museum) and Santa Cruz Wharf (in Santa Cruz). Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco 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 8th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
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.
Head to SoHo and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Ground Zero Museum Workshop and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, admire the striking features of Trinity Church, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City online travel route planner .

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
nights
Hollywood

Hollywood ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Loggerhead Marinelife Center and Lion Country Safari. Step off the beaten path and head to Las Olas Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hollywood: Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Miami), Art Deco Historic District (in Miami Beach) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollywood Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hollywood online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Hollywood takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Hollywood reach 37°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Art Deco Historic District, Lion Country Safari, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and contemplate the long history of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Hollywood to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hollywood to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Hollywood in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ©
Volcanoes have played an important role in shaping the Earth, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park shows visitors the process in action.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilauea Iki Trailhead, trek along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail, then see the interesting displays at Jagger Museum, and finally get impressive views of Kīlauea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center, then kick back and relax at Punalu‘U Beach, then take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8.5 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 Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Punalu‘U Beach, Jagger Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) ©
Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)

1
night
Hilo

Hilo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and then admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hilo online route planner .

Getting from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to Hilo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Hilo, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

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