21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  18​h
End: Sydney

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night
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.
On the 21st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, then stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and The Met Cloisters. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Seaside Park Beach (in Seaside Park). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Washington Square Park, go for a walk through Times Square, get a taste of the local shopping with SoHo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning app .

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. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hyde Park, Seaside Park Beach
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Discover out-of-the-way places like Stetson Mansion and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's more to do: look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Orlando online road trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, Orlando is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Garden District and Escape My Room New Orleans. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Global Wildlife Center. When in New Orleans, make a side trip to see Whitney Plantation in Wallace, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stop by Boutique du Vampyre, steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 3rd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point and then make a trip to Half Dome.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Wawona online road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Orleans to Wawona. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Wawona hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco for their historical value. There's much more to do: trek along Lands End, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, shop like a local with Union Square, and examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wawona to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Wawona in November, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary website .

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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