22 days in United States, Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

22 days in United States, Italy & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Bus:  9 h 30 min
1
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  23 h 15 min
5
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like New York Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), stop by Times Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in New York City, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York Public Library ©
New York Public Library
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Quinta da Regaleira and Padrao dos Descobrimentos. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feira da Ladra.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from New York City to Lisbon in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from New York City in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Rome.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

4
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Explore hidden gems such as Colle del Gianicolo and Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome attractions planning website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Rome, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Explore hidden gems such as Bagni Perla and Museo Correr. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, explore the activities along Canal Grande, see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Venice online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Venice

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Bagni Perla
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kailua Beach Park and Waikiki Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Waimea Bay and Manoa Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Pupukea Beach Park). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Venice to Honolulu takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -11 hour difference. Traveling from Venice in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Honolulu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Manoa Falls ©
Manoa Falls

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