18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + bus:  23​h
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth


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1
night
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
On the 5th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Iao Valley, kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, then kick back and relax at Wailea Beach, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Maui Ocean Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Napili Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ka'anapali Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina road trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to Lahaina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lahaina is minus 20 hours. In July, Lahaina is much hotter than Sydney - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wailuku, Wailea Beach, Kapalua Beach, Kalepolepo Beach Park
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Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Visiting Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Lanikai Beach (in Kailua). There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument and look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Lahaina to Honolulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, wander the streets of SoMa, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in July, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Children's Pool. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Speed Boats Tours and Point Lookout Beach. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Ocean Grove Beach (in Ocean Grove), Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach (in Stony Brook) and Lido Beach (in Lido Beach). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, contemplate the long history of Ellis Island, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and stroll through Ponquogue Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: highs in New York City hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Point Lookout Beach, Ponquogue Beach, Cupsogue Beach County Park, Lido Beach, Joel L. Lefkowitz Park at West Meadow Beach
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 20:
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9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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