15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Cairns
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Honolulu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
Auckland Central

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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.
On the 25th (Fri), appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Diamond Head State Monument.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online tour builder .

Cairns, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 27th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Diego. Traveling from Honolulu in May, things will get little chillier in San Diego: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

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Santa Monica Pier
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications

2
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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and then wander the streets of State Street. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oxnard Beach Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara day trip planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect Santa Barbara to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

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Oxnard Beach Park
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Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

2
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

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You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New York City visit planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. In June, New York City is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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