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:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
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 20th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary 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. Traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 21st (Mon) 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 Museum and Botanical Gardens
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Frick Collection and Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Seaside Park Beach in Seaside Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Met Cloisters, take a stroll through SoHo, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In October, New York City is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn, 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.
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and The LEGO Storefor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker app .

Getting from New York City to Orlando by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Stetson Mansion
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garden District and Whitney Plantation. Do some cultural sightseeing at Escape My Room New Orleans and The National WWII Museum. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Folsom to see Global Wildlife Center about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, stop by Boutique du Vampyre, sample the fine beverages at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, and steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip planner .

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 little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Global Wildlife Center
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Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 2nd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona visit planner.

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Wawona with the Route module. Traveling from New Orleans to Wawona, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in November: highs in Wawona hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) 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.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Presidio of San Francisco are in your itinerary. Walt Disney Family Museum and Legion of Honor will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, wander the streets of Union Square, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wawona in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco

few
hours
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours
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