16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
St. Augustine, Florida
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Savannah
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
7
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Mon), examine the collection at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, step aboard SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, see the interesting displays at Cabildo, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then wander the streets of Frenchmen Street, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to New Orleans by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. In January in New Orleans, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

2
nights
Key West

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.
Appreciate the collections at Truman Little White House and Oldest House & Garden Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Turtle Hospital and Key West Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Key West to Grassy Key to see Dolphin Research Center about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in January; daily highs in Key West reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, then gain insight at Flagler College, and finally make a trip to St. George Street.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in January, expect St. Augustine to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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1
night
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
On the 20th (Wed), learn about all things military at Old Fort Jackson, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, then walk around Forsyth Park, and finally wander the streets of Savannah Historic District.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Savannah vacation app.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Savannah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Savannah. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Bonaventure Cemetery ©
Bonaventure Cemetery
Colonial Park Cemetery ©
Colonial Park Cemetery

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, examine the collection at New York Public Library, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Savannah to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Savannah in January, you will find days in New York City are much colder (5°C), and nights are slightly colder (-5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience and then stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Byodo-In Temple, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Honolulu takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from New York City to Honolulu. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Byodo-In Temple, Shark Diving
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Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Iolani Palace ©
Iolani Palace
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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