17 days in North America Itinerary

17 days in North America Itinerary

Created using Inspirock North America itinerary planner

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San Francisco
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Chicago
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New York City
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Washington DC
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Orlando
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New Orleans
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Las Vegas
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Honolulu, Oahu
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and visit Fisherman's Wharf.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.

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Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): make a trip to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then make a trip to Millennium Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, wander the streets of Times Square, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

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Fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

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Washington DC

— 3 nights
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, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC driving holiday app.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour planner.

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

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New Orleans

— 1 night

The Big Easy

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 16th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then walk around New Orleans City Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip planning website.

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit cooler (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Honolulu, Oahu

— 1 night

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

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