51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Minneapolis
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
11
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney

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 find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and step aboard Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu tour itinerary planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Honolulu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seattle Aquarium, stop by Chukar Cherries, shop like a local with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then examine the collection at Museum of History & Industry, then appreciate the history behind Fremont Troll, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle day trip planning app .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Minneapolis

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Minneapolis is known for fun & games, museums, nature, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at The Escape Game, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of America, admire the sheer force of Minnehaha Park, and find something for the whole family at Nickelodeon Universe.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Minneapolis trip planning tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Minneapolis in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Minneapolis is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Seattle in January: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around -5°C and lows are around -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Fun & Games Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bloomington, Saint Paul
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis Institute of Art ©
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Cathedral of Saint Paul ©
Cathedral of Saint Paul

11
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City online journey builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Minneapolis to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to New York City. In January, New York City is a bit warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 5°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

3
nights
Orlando

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.
Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Orlando vacation planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and finally take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and then walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

5
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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in January, Las Vegas is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In February in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in February, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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