17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

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

2
nights
San Francisco

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Golden Gate Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip website .

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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in New York City reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, 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 get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Orlando is much warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), take a stroll through Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Orleans online holiday planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip website .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas. Traveling from New Orleans in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Las Vegas, with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of USS Arizona Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 9 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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