23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and China Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and California Science Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Times Square, don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

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You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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 16th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 18th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, then see the interesting displays at Swedish American Museum, then engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago road trip website .

You can fly from Washington DC to Chicago in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington DC to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
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The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Field Museum ©
Field Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

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Fly from Chicago to Seattle in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Seattle. In September, Seattle is little chillier than Chicago - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
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Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. We've included these beaches for you: Waikiki Beach and Kapiolani Regional Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Kailua Beach Park
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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