30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Hollywood
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
9
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Fort Funston National Park. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of SoMa, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In May, daytime highs in San Francisco are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and trek along Panorama Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect little chillier with lows of 1°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 16th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, and then do a tasting at Dawn's Dream Winery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip maker site .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Dawn's Dream Winery ©
Dawn's Dream Winery

3
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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour app .

Getting from Carmel to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Carmel in May, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns for their historical value. Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Washington DC. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Washington DC to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
nights
Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shark Valley and Lincoln Road. Get in touch with nature at Anhinga Trail and South Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Barnacle State Historic Site (in Miami) and Gumbo Limbo Trail (in Everglades National Park). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hollywood travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Hollywood in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in May; daily highs in Hollywood reach 35°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Hollywood

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach, Barnacle State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. Kids will appreciate attractions like La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip site .

Getting from Hollywood to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hollywood to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hollywood in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Diego: highs are around 25°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Will Rogers State Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona itinerary maker app .

Getting from Los Angeles to Kailua-Kona by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in Kailua-Kona reach 34°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

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night
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Napili Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lahaina trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In June, daytime highs in Lahaina are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Sunset Beach Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu day trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In June in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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