24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 6 nights
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Head to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours and Bushkill Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hyde Park (Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Dumbo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through Times Square, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Hyde Park, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Bushkill Falls
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Temecula and Angelino Heights Historic Area. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach), Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market and browse the different shops at The Grove.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. When traveling from New York City in December, plan for much warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Old Town Temecula, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
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Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. Explore hidden gems such as The LINQ Promenade and Counts Kustoms. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Wolf Creek Golf Club (in Mesquite). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Wolf Creek Golf Club
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fort Point will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Marin Headlands and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and VJB Cellars (in Kenwood). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, look for gifts at Chocolate Heaven, hike along Lands End, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planning app .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 8°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, VJB Cellars, Castello di Amorosa
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

6
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Kailua Beach Park. Visit Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Byodo-In Temple for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae) and Tropical Farms Macadamia Nut Farm and Farm Tour (in Kaneohe). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Koko Crater Railway Trail, pick up some local products at Saturday Farmer's Market KCC, see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in December, with highs in Honolulu at 32°C and lows at 24°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kaneohe, Swim with Dolphins, Kailua Beach Park, Shark Diving
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Shark Diving
Swim with Dolphins
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail ©
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

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