28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
7
Honolulu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like California Academy of Sciences and Japanese Tea Garden. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Tours & Tastings and Beer Tastings & Tours. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Santa Rosa to see Safari West about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app .

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. 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. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Safari West
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey attractions planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Monterey, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Asilomar State Beach, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Disney California Adventure Park and The Getty Center. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner .

Traveling by flight from Monterey to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 32°C, while days are much warmer, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Food Tours

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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Washington DC to Baltimore to see Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, explore the world behind art at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Washington DC holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in July: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 37°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring
Highlights from your plan

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Grounds For Sculpture. Family-friendly places like Central Park and New York Public Library will thrill your kids. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Gulliver's Gate, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Grounds For Sculpture
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gulliver's Gate ©
Gulliver's Gate

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Kailua Beach Park and Sharks Cove. Discover out-of-the-way places like Byodo-In Temple and Queen Emma Summer Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu vacation site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Honolulu is minus 5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Sharks Cove, Halona Blowhole, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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