40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Train:  30​min
4
Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Memphis
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Orlando, Florida
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
9
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Iao Valley, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maui Ocean Center, and then don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Napili Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Wailea Beach.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lahaina is minus 20 hours. In December in Lahaina, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Iao Valley ©
Iao Valley

4
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 Sunset Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To plan Honolulu vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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 appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Honolulu in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Adventure City. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Sun) at Disney California Adventure Park. There's more to do: discover the magic at Downtown Disney and catch some excitement at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Plan trip to Anaheim with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

4
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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

You can drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

4
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and DISCOVERY Children's Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel planner .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

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day
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): appreciate the history behind National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, don't miss a visit to Graceland, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary website .

Fly from Las Vegas to Memphis in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Memphis, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, things will get a bit cooler in Memphis: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Room Escape Games

4
nights
Orlando, Florida

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando travel route planner.

Getting from Memphis to Orlando by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Memphis to Orlando. While traveling from Memphis, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife Fun & Games
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

4
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 New York Public Library. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

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 ©

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nights
San Francisco

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 Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Union Square, get great views at Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at de Young Museum.

Find out how to plan San Francisco trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 9°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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

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