47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

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47 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Austin
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Branson
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
11
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
13
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
14
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate USS Arizona Memorial and Byodo-In Temple. Kids will enjoy Kailua Beach Park and Iolani Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Lanikai Beach in Kailua (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stop by Shimazu Shave ice, and trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Honolulu planner .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua, Byodo-In Temple
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Third Street Promenade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park), Temecula (Old Town Temecula, Peltzer Winery, & more) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planner .

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and tram; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Temecula, Anaheim, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

2
nights
San Antonio

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): hike along The San Antonio River Walk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of King William Historic District. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns and then contemplate the waterfront views at Landa Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Antonio holiday planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Antonio by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio is 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Landa Park
Highlights from your plan
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, join in the after-dark buzz at Rainey Street, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of 6th Street, then view the masterpieces at The Blanton Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, and finally snap pictures at Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Austin journey builder site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Austin sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Austin

Shopping Nightlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rainey Street ©
Rainey Street
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

3
nights
New Orleans

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden District and Whitney Plantation. Popular historic sites such as St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street are in your itinerary. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, hunt for treasures at Frenchmen Street, and look for gifts at Boutique du Vampyre.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip app .

You can fly from Austin to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Austin in November: highs in New Orleans hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town, then get to know the fascinating history of Capitol Hill, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Annapolis Historic District and then take a stroll through Georgetown.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Washington DC in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Washington DC due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in November, Washington DC is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Town, Annapolis Historic District
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
Old Town ©
Old Town
Georgetown ©
Georgetown

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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.
Family-friendly places like Statue of Liberty National Monument and Sam's Point Preserve will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Narwhal Yacht Charters. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike (in Cragsmoor), Bullock Farms (in Cream Ridge) and T.R. Gallo West Strand Park (in Kingston). There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Minnewaska State Park Preserve and hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market.

Plan trip to New York City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cragsmoor, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, Bullock Farms
Highlights from your plan
Sam's Point Preserve ©
Sam's Point Preserve
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Chelsea Market ©
Chelsea Market

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Head to Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Newbury Streetfor some retail therapy. The House of the Seven Gables and Old North Church & Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Boston: Kittery Trading Post (in Kittery) and Hampton Beach State Park (in Hampton). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, and stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Boston vacation site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Boston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Boston hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The House of the Seven Gables, Hampton Beach State Park, Kittery Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Hampton Beach State Park ©
Hampton Beach State Park
Old North Church & Historic Site ©
Old North Church & Historic Site

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire all the interesting features of Millennium Park, and then make a trip to The Magnificent Mile. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, experience rural life at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, and then take in the exciting artwork at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Chicago journey maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Boston to Chicago. In November in Chicago, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
On the 20th (Wed), hike along Talking Rocks Cavern, stroll through Table Rock Lakeshore Trail, then stroll through Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave, and finally take an in-depth tour of Veterans Memorial Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Branson trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Branson in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Branson: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lost Canyon Nature Trail and Cave
Highlights from your plan
Talking Rocks Cavern ©
Talking Rocks Cavern
Table Rock Lakeshore Trail ©
Table Rock Lakeshore Trail
Veterans Memorial Museum ©
Veterans Memorial Museum

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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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and Barneys New York. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lion Habitat Ranch. Spend the 24th (Sun) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring the stark beauty of Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, get your game on at VR Adventures, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas attractions planner.

Getting from Branson to Las Vegas by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Branson to Las Vegas. Traveling from Branson in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lion Habitat Ranch
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Bodega Dunes. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Exploratorium, take a stroll through Union Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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Lahaina, Maui

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Surf Ripper Shave Ice Co and Lahaina Galleries. Get outdoors at Kahekili Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku) and Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, view the masterpieces at Maui On Metal, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kapalua Beach, and kick back and relax at Ka'anapali Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina day trip app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Lahaina takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to Lahaina, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Lahaina: highs are around 32°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Parasailing & Paragliding, Kapalua Beach
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

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Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kealakekua Bay and Mokuaikaua Church. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Step out of Kailua-Kona to go to Captain Cook and see The Painted Church, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at White Sand Beach, relax in the rural setting at Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation, wander the streets of Kailua Pier, and shop like a local with Kona Joe Coffee.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona travel route planner.

You can fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. December in Kailua-Kona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Captain Cook, Hula Daddy Kona Coffee, Kona Joe Coffee, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Kealakekua Bay ©
Kealakekua Bay
Mokuaikaua Church ©
Mokuaikaua Church

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