17 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

17 days in United States & South Pacific Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
2
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
3
Nadi, Fiji
— 1 night
4
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
6
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 2 nights
7
Auckland, New Zealand
— 1 night

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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.
On the 27th (Fri), discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from San Jose to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Jose in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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 Honolulu's surroundings by going to Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Kapiolani Regional Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Honolulu travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Honolulu reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Nadi.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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night
Nadi, Fiji

Nadi ©
Home to the country's primary international airport, Nadi serves as the gateway to Fiji.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the waterfront activity at Port Denarau Marina, thenadmire the natural beauty at Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nadi trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Nadi in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 22 hours traveling from Honolulu to Nadi. Traveling from Honolulu in January, things will get a bit warmer in Nadi: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Nadi

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Port Denarau Marina
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Garden of the Sleeping Giant ©
Garden of the Sleeping Giant
Port Denarau Marina ©
Port Denarau Marina
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Nadi to Sydney takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Fiji Standard Time (FJT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nadi in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Start your trip to Melbourne by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Queenstown is known for fun & games, adventure, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Hollyford Track, have some family-friendly fun at Dark Ride, get interesting insight from Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip maker tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Queenstown in 6.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Hollyford Track
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Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Break One ©
Break One

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Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland ©
The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Creek, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Auckland Museum, and then make a trip to SkyTower.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Auckland trip planner.

Getting from Queenstown to Auckland by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Auckland Museum ©
Auckland Museum
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Butterfly Creek ©
Butterfly Creek

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