23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Queenstown
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h
Anaheim
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + bus + Fly + bus:  13​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Queenstown

2
days
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by Oxbow Public Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of Point Reyes Seashore National Park.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Napa holiday planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Napa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Queenstown to Napa, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West, Point Reyes Seashore National Park, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Oxbow Public Market
Oxbow Public Market

2
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Wed), browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at China Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planner.

You can drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Napa in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
China Beach
China Beach

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Long Beach and Bronx Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and make a trip to Times Square.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in New York City, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Long Beach, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Fifth Avenue ©
Fifth Avenue
Times Square ©
Times Square

few
hours
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Anaheim in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Anaheim. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Anaheim: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Shopping

Side Trip

The Outlets at Orange
Highlights from your plan
The Outlets at Orange ©
The Outlets at Orange

2
days
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 17th (Tue), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles is very close to Anaheim. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

2
days
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -1°C, while days are slightly colder, around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

2
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 23rd (Mon), get great views at Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and flight from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

3
days
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gone Surfing Hawaii. Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Escape the urban bustle at Waikiki Beach and Manoa Falls. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center, take an in-depth tour of Iolani Palace, and explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Honolulu travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu takes 12.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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