26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and California State Railroad Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacramento (Our Lady of Guadalupe Church & Crocker Art Museum), VJB Cellars (in Kenwood) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route 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. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Stanford University, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

4
nights
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Discover out-of-the-way places like 26-Mile Bike Path and Third Street Promenade. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Monica side-trips: Shoreline Park (in Santa Barbara), Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo) and Mission San Buenaventura (in Ventura). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, walk around Palisades Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, and explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Shoreline Park, Camarillo Public Library, Mission San Buenaventura, The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

7
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Axe Monkeys. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge (in Boulder City) and Lion Habitat Ranch (in Henderson). The adventure continues: get your game on at Dig This, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from Santa Monica in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Dig This ©
Dig This
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas
Food Tours

5
nights
Honolulu

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 hidden gems such as Photography Tours and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Kapolei) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Honolulu to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Photography Tours
Food Tours

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