27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
foot + Fly:  9​h
7
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online visit planner .

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 March, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and stroll around Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Diego day trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in March, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, try out the rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Orlando route planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Orlando in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, browse the collection at Library of Congress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in April, things will get slightly colder in Washington DC: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and go for a walk through The High Line.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

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 ©

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then meet the residents at Oregon Zoo, then explore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Portland trip maker app .

Getting from New York City to Portland by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Portland. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Portland

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu vacation planning site .

You can fly from Portland to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Portland to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in April, expect nights in Honolulu to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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