33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Vancouver
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Honolulu
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get in touch with nature at Jones Beach State Park and Prospect Park Zoo. Head to FAO Schwarz and The Strand Bookstorefor some retail therapy. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the world behind art at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and contemplate the long history of Federal Hall.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in January, with highs in New York City at 5°C and lows at -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Turtle Back Zoo, Jones Beach State Park, Prospect Park Zoo
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
St. Paul's Chapel ©
St. Paul's Chapel

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: North Beach and Breezy Point Beach. Get some cultural insight at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Rock Creek Park. Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Potomac Mills in Woodbridge--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and admire the striking features of Tudor Place.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning site .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Potomac Mills, North Beach, Breezy Point Beach
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Breezy Point Beach ©
Breezy Point Beach
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Santa Monica State Beach and 26-Mile Bike Path. Visit Santa Monica Bay and Rosie's Dog Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Long Beach Waterfront (in Long Beach) and Original Muscle Beach (in Santa Monica). And it doesn't end there: get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Los Angeles. Traveling from Washington DC in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are much warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Long Beach
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26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Little Church of the West. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mouse's Tank. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve (in Henderson). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, meet the residents at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat, take in nature's colorful creations at Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden, and look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Overton, Henderson
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and City Lights Booksellers are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or Union Square. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at Ocean Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baker Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Fort Funston National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Union Square ©
Union Square

5
nights
Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. Explore hidden gems such as Mount Hood and Beaverton Farmers Market. Visit Bush House Museum and Bush's Pasture Park for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Vancouver: Tillamook Forest Center (in Tillamook) and Penner-Ash Wine Cellars (in Newberg). It doesn't end there: stay fit while traveling at Kids Club Fun & Fitness.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Vancouver takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Vancouver is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Salem, Beaverton Farmers Market, Tillamook Forest Center, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, Mount Hood
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Mount Hood ©
Mount Hood
Tillamook Forest Center ©
Tillamook Forest Center
Bush House Museum ©
Bush House Museum

5
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
We've included these beaches for you: Lanikai Beach and Ko Olina Lagoons. Discover out-of-the-way places like Koko Crater Railway Trail and Manoa Falls. Step out of Honolulu to go to Kailua and see Kailua Beach Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Makapuu Lighthouse Trail, cruise along Makapu'u Point, see the vivid underwater world at Pele's Chair, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Honolulu vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to Honolulu takes 8.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in January, things will get much hotter in Honolulu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Ko Olina Lagoons
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Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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