26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Christchurch
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Dallas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Savannah
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Raleigh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  32​h
Christchurch

2
days
Dallas

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 9th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden and then appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): examine the collection at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and then contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Dallas is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 18 hours. In June, Dallas is much warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
Highlights from your plan

3
days
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.
When in Houston, make a side trip to see Kemah Boardwalk in Kemah, approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Minute Maid Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Museum Houston, and get curious at Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Houston trip generator.

Traveling by bus from Dallas to Houston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. June in Houston sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Minute Maid Park
Houston Zoo

2
days
New Orleans

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Royal Street, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans itinerary maker.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter
The National WWII Museum
Garden District

1
day
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Beach at Panama City.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Panama City
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
day
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 17th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tampa travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Panama City Beach to Tampa in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Tampa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

1
day
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 18th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, kick back and relax at South Beach, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Tampa to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District
Bayside Marketplace

3
days
Orlando

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Miami to Orlando by combination of tram and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Magic Kingdom Park

1
day
Daytona Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 22nd (Fri), stroll through Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, and then stroll through Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Daytona Beach vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Daytona Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

2
days
Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forsyth Park, then admire the striking features of Mickve Israel Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Savannah Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to River street Savannah, stroll the grounds of Bonaventure Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Colonial Park Cemetery, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Savannah travel itinerary creator.

Drive from Daytona Beach to Savannah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Raleigh.

Things to do in Savannah

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Savannah Historic District
Forsyth Park

few
hours
Raleigh

For those not from the South, Raleigh might be one of the region's better-kept travel secrets.
To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Raleigh trip generator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Savannah to Raleigh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Raleigh sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), you'll travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Raleigh

Parks Outdoors Golf

4
days
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC holiday planner.

You can fly from Raleigh to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Arlington
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
The White House

4
days
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: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and stroll through The High Line.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City custom trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building

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