24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Hilo, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then see the interesting displays at The Grammy Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in San Diego are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

2
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Garden District and Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Louis Cathedral and Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. Venture out of the city with trips to Oak Alley Plantation (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Joseph Church and Gardens, and wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Diego to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in January, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vacherie, Houmas House Plantation and Gardens, St. Joseph Church and Gardens, Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Visit Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. And it doesn't end there: cruise along The Overseas Highway, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from New Orleans to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in January, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Art and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Newseum.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner .

Fly from Key West to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in January; daily highs in Washington DC reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington National Cemetery, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center ©
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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 ©

2
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.
Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Iolani Palace and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Lanikai Beach about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kawaiahao Church, pause for some photo ops at Royal Mausoleum State Monument (Mauna Ala), and stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kawaiahao Church, Lanikai Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Maui On Metal and Lahaina Printsellers will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lahaina Banyan Court and Helicopter Tours. Go for a jaunt from Lahaina to Kihei to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, stroll through Napili Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Waiola Church & Waiola Cemetery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip builder tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Hilo.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street
Helicopter Tours

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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 29th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, then shop like a local with Banyan Gallery, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hilo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Hilo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. January in Hilo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Volcano, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park
Jagger Museum ©
Jagger Museum
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden ©
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

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