23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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23 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  17​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
St. Augustine
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Branson
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  11​h 30​min
7
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, and contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner.

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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

2
nights
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Overseas Highway. Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Zachary Taylor. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Key West online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in September, things will get a bit warmer in Key West: highs are around 36°C and lows about 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
day
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in September since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Branson.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Beaches Parks
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
night
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, contemplate the waterfront views at Table Rock Lake, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, stroll through Talking Rocks Cavern, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Branson road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to Branson takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from St. Augustine in September, Branson is little chillier at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Branson

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Table Rock Lake, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park ©
Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Walnut Canyon National Monument and Bell Rock. Step out of the city life by going to Oak Creek Canyon and Devil's Bridge Trail. Step out of Sedona to go to Flagstaff and see Lowell Observatory, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Scheurman Mountain Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Branson to Sedona in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daily temperatures in Sedona can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Flagstaff
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Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kahekili Beach Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Lahaina Banyan Court. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lahaina: Wailea Beach (in Wailea) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Kihei). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, view the masterpieces at Kai Pua Artist Studio, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and stroll through Napili Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lahaina trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Sedona to Lahaina takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lahaina, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kihei, Maui Ocean Center, Wailea Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Zipline

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.
Family-friendly places like Iolani Palace and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail will thrill your kids. Visiting Koko Crater Railway Trail and The Kaniakapupu Ruins will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail

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