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:  13​h 15​min
1
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
4
Cape Canaveral
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kailua Beach Park and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lanikai Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei), Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Waimea Bay) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Honolulu at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Haleiwa, Ko Olina Lagoons, Nu’uanu Pali, Swim with Dolphins
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Bodega Head and Drakes Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and California Academy of Sciences. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Bean Hollow State Beach in Pescadero--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bodega Head, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Drakes Beach, Bean Hollow State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Monica Beach and El Matador State Beach. Let the collections at Getty Center The Publications and Mission San Juan Capistrano capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Laguna Beach (Laguna Beach & Crystal Cove) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by combination of flight and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

4
nights
Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral ©
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Manatee Sanctuary Park. Explore Cape Canaveral's surroundings by going to American Police Hall of Fame & Museum (in Titusville), Lake Louisa State Park (in Clermont) and Lake Dora (in Mount Dora). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playalinda Beach, take a stroll through Cocoa Village, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cape Canaveral road trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Los Angeles to Cape Canaveral takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cape Canaveral. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cape Canaveral, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Titusville, Lake Louisa State Park, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Cocoa Village
Highlights from your plan
Playalinda Beach ©
Playalinda Beach
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Delaware River and Fire Island National Seashore. Get outdoors at Worthington State Forest and Pocono Environmental Education Center. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill), Jacobsburg State Park (in Nazareth) and Solebury Orchards (in New Hope). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the majestic nature at Hudson Highlands State Park, identify plant and animal life at Bayard Cutting Arboretum, and explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cape Canaveral to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cape Canaveral in April, with highs in New York City at 19°C and lows at 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cold Spring, Jacobsburg State Park, Bushkill Falls, Solebury Orchards, Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Upper Delaware River ©
Upper Delaware River
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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