23 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

23 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly to Bora Bora, Ferry to Bora Bora
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Bora Bora, French Polynesia
— 3 nights
Ferry to Bora Bora, Fly to Auckland
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night
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Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
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Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
Fly
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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Honolulu, United States
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles, United States

— 2 nights

City of Angels

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 (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 8th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, deepen your understanding at Paley Center for Media, and stroll around Beverly Gardens Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles route builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bora Bora.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

— 3 nights
There's a reason why many consider Bora Bora the most romantic island in the world.
Bora Bora is known for wildlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Diveasy, relax and rejuvenate at Latitude Massage Bora Bora, stop by Sibani Perles, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroisse Saint Pierre-Celestin Church.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Bora Bora road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Los Angeles to Bora Bora in 14 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Bora Bora. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Bora Bora

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Auckland, New Zealand

— 1 night

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
On the 14th (Sat), learn about all things military at Auckland Museum, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then look for gifts at Pauanesia, and finally make a trip to SkyTower.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Auckland trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Bora Bora to Auckland takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Bora Bora to Auckland, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. May in Auckland sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

Melbourne, Australia

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder website.

You can fly from Auckland to Melbourne in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in May since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
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Adelaide, Australia

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 16th (Mon), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Adelaide. In May, daytime highs in Adelaide are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:
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Perth, Australia

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Swan River, then view the masterpieces at Aspects of Kings Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Perth itinerary planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Perth in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge), Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Elysian Rock Lookout) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Sydney. In May in Sydney, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Honolulu, United States

— 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and steep yourself in history at Iolani Palace.

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You can fly from Sydney to Honolulu in 13.5 hours. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Honolulu at 84°F and lows at 71°F. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 26:

Los Angeles, United States

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Angeles National Forest. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, and finally look for gifts at Amoeba Music.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles. Traveling from Honolulu in May, things will get a bit cooler in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.