46 days in United States & Australia Itinerary

46 days in United States & Australia Itinerary

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Honolulu, United States
— 13 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
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Katoomba, Australia
Drive
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 1 night
Fly
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Honolulu, United States
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Saint Louis, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Indianapolis, United States
— 2 nights
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Ann Arbor, United States
— 3 nights
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Honolulu, United States — 13 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shangri La and Makapuu Lighthouse Trail. Visiting Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Lanikai Beach (in Kailua), Ko Hana Distillers (in Waipahu) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park, admire the masterpieces at Honolulu Museum of Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Turtle Bay Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu trip maker tool.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Daniel K Inouye International Airport and Kahului Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Honolulu can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Jul 15 — 28:

Sydney, Australia — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through The Rocks.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Sydney takes 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 20 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in July, things will get cooler in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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Katoomba, Australia

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Katoomba road trip website.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Katoomba, with lows around 38°F. You will leave for Sydney on the 30th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Sydney, Australia — 3 nights

Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, stop by Sydney Fish Market, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Katoomba in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia — 4 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Uluru Astro Tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park using our trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.
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Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Brisbane, Australia — 2 nights

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 7th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Newstead House, don't miss a visit to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). On your second day here, get advice or help at State Library Of Queensland and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Cairns, Australia — 4 nights

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Flagstaff Hill Lookout & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

Sydney, Australia — 1 night

On the 13th (Sat), make a trip to Queen Victoria Building and then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip maker site.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Honolulu.
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Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Honolulu, United States — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

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Getting from Sydney to Honolulu by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Honolulu, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Honolulu is much warmer than Sydney - with highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.
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Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:

San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:

Yosemite National Park, United States — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 81°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 95°F and lows are around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Los Angeles, United States — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 20th (Sat), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Rodeo Drive.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Saint Louis.
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Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Saint Louis, United States — 2 nights

Test the local claim that Saint Louis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of free activities available by spending your holiday exploring the city's central neighborhoods, famous for their restored century-old red-brick buildings.
On the 22nd (Mon), walk around Forest Park and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Missouri Botanical Garden, examine the collection at City Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Saint Louis road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Saint Louis by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Saint Louis is 2 hours. August in Saint Louis sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F at night. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Indianapolis.
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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

Indianapolis, United States — 2 nights

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Hopwood Cellars Winery and then stop by Rocket Fizz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Indianapolis Cultural Trail, then explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art, and finally don't miss a visit to USS Indianapolis Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Indianapolis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saint Louis to Indianapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Indianapolis can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ann Arbor.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Ann Arbor, United States — 3 nights

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at The Henry Ford, see the interesting displays at Greenfield Village, and then wander the streets of Kerrytown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at River Raisin National Battlefield Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and then take a stroll through Main Street.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ann Arbor attractions website.

You can fly from Indianapolis to Ann Arbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 57°F in Ann Arbor. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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