49 days in Sydney & United States Itinerary

49 days in Sydney & United States Itinerary

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49 days in Sydney & United States Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
2
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas, United States
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
6
Houston, United States
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Key West, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
8
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
9
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
10
Healdsburg, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
San Francisco, United States
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Bilpin Cider Company, Wentworth Falls, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach, walk around Kapiolani Regional Park, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu route planner .

Getting from Sydney to Honolulu by flight takes about 13 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Sunset Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Original Muscle Beach ©
Original Muscle Beach

5
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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, try to win big at Mandalay Bay, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon Village ©
Grand Canyon Village

1
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Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, get lost in a book at Lanier Theological Library, and then get your game on at The Escape Game Houston.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Houston vacation builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Houston is 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Lanier Theological Library ©
Lanier Theological Library

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Key West, United States

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.
When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key West online trip maker .

You can fly from Houston to Key West in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Key West. Traveling from Houston in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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New York City, United States

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Times Square, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New York City itinerary builder website .

Getting from Key West to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Key West in October: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue

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Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from New York City to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus, flight, and car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Valley View ©
Valley View

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Healdsburg, United States

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Healdsburg: Napa (Judd's Hill MicroCrush & Wine Tours & Tastings), Calistoga (Schramsberg Vineyards & Clos Pegase Winery) and St. Helena (Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, Beringer Vineyards, & more). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Gracianna Winery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg vacation planning site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 8 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Healdsburg, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours

Side Trips

St. Helena, Calistoga, Napa, Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Sapphire Hill Winery ©
Sapphire Hill Winery

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Marina District, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Healdsburg in November, with lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Anchor Brewing Company ©
Anchor Brewing Company
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
SoMa ©
SoMa

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