44 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

44 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

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44 days in United States & U.S. Virgin Islands Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
San Antonio, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City, United States
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
— 8 nights
+2
ferry + Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
6
Honolulu, United States
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney, Australia

4
nights
San Antonio, United States

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Escape the urban bustle at The San Antonio River Walk and La Cantera Golf Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mission San Jose and Briscoe Western Art Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, make a trip to Institute of Texan Cultures, and appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to San Antonio is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier nights in San Antonio, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Witte Museum ©
Witte Museum
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral ©
San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral

3
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Escape My Room New Orleans and Whitney Plantation. Step out of the city life by going to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from San Antonio, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Tours

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

10
nights
New York City, United States

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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Bushkill Falls and Seaside Park Beach. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Rockaway Beach in Far Rockaway, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, wander the streets of Washington Square Park, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bushkill Falls, Dumbo, Seaside Park Beach, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Times Square ©
Times Square

6
nights
Orlando, United States

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 get in some beach time at Ormond Beach and Discovery Cove. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stetson Mansion and The Escape Game Orlando. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 25 min away). Have a day of magic on the 5th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, take in the exciting artwork at Bijutsu-Kan Gallery, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Virgin Islands National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

8
nights
Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands National Park ©
The hills, valleys, and tropical rainforest of Virgin Islands National Park tell only half the story, with just as much (if not more) to be found under the sea.
Get outdoors at Cinnamon Bay Beach and Gibney Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Trunk Bay and Salt Pond Bay. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Hansen Bay Beach, steep yourself in history at Cinnamon Bay Nature Trail, step off the mainland to explore Whistling Cay, and explore the activities along Hawksnest Beach.

Find out how to plan Virgin Islands National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Orlando to Virgin Islands National Park. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, things will get a bit warmer in Virgin Islands National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 28°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Honolulu.

Things to do in Virgin Islands National Park

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. John, Coral Bay, Hansen Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Trunk Bay ©
Trunk Bay
Cinnamon Bay Beach ©
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Salt Pond Bay ©
Salt Pond Bay

9
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Photography Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua (Lanikai Beach & Kailua Beach Park), Kapolei (Ko Olina Lagoons & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and Waimanalo (Bellows Field Beach Park & Waimanalo Beach). There's much more to do: stroll through Koko Crater Railway Trail, admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and stroll around Kapiolani Regional Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu journey builder website .

Explore your travel options from Virgin Islands National Park to Honolulu with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Virgin Islands National Park to Honolulu. Traveling from Virgin Islands National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Honolulu, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pupukea, Haleiwa, Kailua, Waimanalo, Kapolei
Highlights from your plan
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Photography Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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