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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Kula, Maui
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 45 min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
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.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Honolulu tour builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. In January, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kula.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

2
nights
Kula, Maui

Kula ©
Kula is a district of Maui, Hawaii, that stretches across the "up-country", the western-facing slopes of Haleakalā, from Makawao to Ulupalakua. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ho'okipa Beach Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center, and then get impressive views of Haleakala Crater. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalepolepo Beach Park, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley.

Make your Kula itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Kula takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Kula can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Kula

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wailuku, Haleakala Crater, Kalepolepo Beach Park, Ho'okipa Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

2
nights
Hilo, Island of Hawaii

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 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, then trek along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally hike along Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the geological forces at Kulanaokuaiki Campground.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hilo online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Kula to Hilo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hilo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Kulanaokuaiki Campground ©
Kulanaokuaiki Campground
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder app .

You can fly from Hilo to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Hilo to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Hilo in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, get your game on at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday maker website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, appreciate the history behind The Wave Organ, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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