30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + bus + tram + bus:  8​h
4
Waco
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 30​min
5
Honolulu
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Visiting Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve (in Carpinteria), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and San Buenaventura State Beach (in Ventura). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, Head underground at Bronson Caves, and immerse yourself in nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles tour planner .

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. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, San Buenaventura State Beach, Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cupsogue Beach County Park and Meschutt Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. When in New York City, make a side trip to see William Floyd Estate in Mastic Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, choose your vessel at Narwhal Yacht Charters, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Meschutt Beach, William Floyd Estate, Cupsogue Beach County Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Step off the beaten path and head to Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center and National Air and Space Museum will appeal to museum buffs. When in Washington DC, make a side trip to see Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, approximately 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Arlington National Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and pause for some photo ops at Korean War Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Waco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Skyline Drive, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Arlington National Cemetery
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2
nights
Waco

Waco ©
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Old Fort Parker. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Parker State Park and Paluxy River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Waco: JDH Iron Designs (in Valley Mills) and Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site (in Mexia). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Carleen Bright Arboretum, snap pictures at Waco Suspension Bridge, do a tasting at Valley Mills Vineyards, and enjoy some diversion at H5 Tactical.

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Getting from Washington DC to Waco by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Waco hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Waco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glen Rose, Mexia, Carleen Bright Arboretum, Old Fort Parker, JDH Iron Designs Valley Mills Location
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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fort Parker State Park ©
Fort Parker State Park
Carleen Bright Arboretum ©
Carleen Bright Arboretum

7
nights
Honolulu

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 inner history buff will appreciate Battleship Missouri Memorial and National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Attractions like Swim with Dolphins and Kailua Beach Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Haleiwa (Shark Diving & Pua`ena Point Beach Park) and Ko Olina Lagoons (in Kapolei). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, hike along Koko Crater Railway Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Makapuu Lighthouse Trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Waco to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Waco in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Honolulu. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oahu, Kailua, Haleiwa, Ko Olina Lagoons, Swim with Dolphins
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Swim with Dolphins
Shark Diving

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