22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Disney
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
Kailua-Kona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Naalehu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Pier will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and Hammer Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planning website .

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. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Disney.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 9:
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Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
day
Disney

Disney ©
Disney is a town in Mayes County, Oklahoma, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Disney/Little Blue Area at Grand Lake State Park, then relax in the rural setting at Zena Suri Alpacas, and then take in the history at Cabin Creek Battlefield.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Disney tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Disney. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Disney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Zena Suri Alpacas, Cabin Creek Battlefield
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Cabin Creek Battlefield ©
Cabin Creek Battlefield
Zena Suri Alpacas ©
Zena Suri Alpacas

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.
Visit Point Lookout Beach and Lido Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Cupsogue Beach County Park and Hamilton Grange National Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Times Square, and hike along East River Waterfront Esplanade.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Disney to New York City. The time zone difference when traveling from Disney to New York City is 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Great Neck Steppingstone Park, Lido Beach
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Exploratorium and Twin Peaks. Golden Gate Bridge and The Embarcadero will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through China Beach, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco road trip site .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

2
nights
Kailua-Kona

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kona Coffee Living History Farm and H.N. Greenwell Store Museum. Get outdoors at Swim with Dolphins and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kailua-Kona: Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park (in Honaunau) and Waikoloa Beach Resort (in Waikoloa). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, look for all kinds of wild species at Kanaloa Octopus Farm, and take a memorable drive along Saddle Road.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kailua-Kona vacation maker site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Kailua-Kona in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Kailua-Kona: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naalehu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Waikoloa Beach Resort, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, H.N. Greenwell Store Museum, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

1
night
Naalehu

Naalehu ©
Naalehu is a census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Punalu‘U Beach, then Head underground at Kula Kai Caverns, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Papakōlea Green Sand Beach.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Naalehu road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kailua-Kona to Naalehu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kailua-Kona in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Naalehu: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hilo.

Things to do in Naalehu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punalu‘U Beach, Kula Kai Caverns
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
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Kula Kai Caverns ©
Kula Kai Caverns
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach ©
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

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nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Liliuokalani Gardens, admire the sheer force of Akaka Falls State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laupahoehoe Beach Park, take a memorable drive along Devastation Trail, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Volcano Art Center. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Hilo Farmers Market, stop by Hilo Coffee Mill, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally take a stroll through Kalapana.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hilo vacation planner.

You can drive from Naalehu to Hilo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Naalehu in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Hilo: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jagger Museum, Hilo Coffee Mill, Laupahoehoe Beach Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
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Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Devastation Trail ©
Devastation Trail

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