21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Honolulu
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Honolulu

— 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and Queen Emma Summer Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lanikai Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step out of Honolulu with an excursion to Pillbox Hike in Kailua--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, take in the dramatic natural features at Halona Blowhole, and stroll through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Family-friendly places like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Petersen Automotive Museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Los Angeles takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles. Expect slightly colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Honolulu in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Kids will appreciate attractions like SoHo and Chelsea Market. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. 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 little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and then ponder the world of politics at White House. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel route builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at San Francisco Bay and Lands End. There's lots more to do: stroll through Marin Headlands, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions website.

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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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.