60 days in United States Itinerary

60 days in United States Itinerary

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60 days in United States Itinerary

Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Chicago
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Boston
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 45​min
Christchurch

6
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Carpinteria State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica), Ojai Meadows Preserve (in Ojai) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach, admire the majestic nature at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, stroll through Santa Monica Beach, and take an in-depth tour of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Carpinteria, Malibu, Ojai Meadows Preserve, Crystal Cove
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Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

7
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Limantour Beach. Visit Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero for their historical value. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

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Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sacramento, Muir Woods National Monument, V. Sattui Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Head
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bodie State Historic Park and Castle Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Tuolumne Meadows. When in Yosemite National Park, make a side trip to see Mercer Caverns in Murphys, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Castle Air Museum, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Mercer Caverns
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Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

2
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Congress Trail.

Before you visit Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: highs are around 42°C and lows about 15°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

4
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Titanic. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, and try your luck at The Mirage.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for much hotter nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 29°C. You'll set off for Chicago on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
days
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Art Institute of Chicago and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Relax by the water at Silver Beach County Park and Grand Mere State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Fair Oaks Farms (in Fair Oaks), Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area (in Medaryville) and Utica (Matthiessen State Park & Starved Rock State Park). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Notre Dame, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes, and pause for some photo ops at Cloud Gate.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Chicago

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

South Bend, Utica, Grand Mere State Park, Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, Silver Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sacred Heart ©
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Silver Beach County Park ©
Silver Beach County Park

6
days
Orlando

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Pritchard House. Get outdoors at Beach at Daytona Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Old Courthouse Heritage Museum (in Inverness), Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (in Homosassa Springs) and Titusville (American Police Hall of Fame & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). The adventure continues: stroll through Cocoa Beach, take an in-depth tour of Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds, and kick back and relax at Ormond Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Orlando. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Titusville, Ponce Inlet, Cocoa Beach, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Enterprise Heritage Center and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

5
days
New Orleans

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jackson Square and Garden District. Museum-lovers will appreciate The National WWII Museum and The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie), Whitney Plantation (in Edgard) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lake Lawn Metairie, examine the collection at Cabildo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Biloxi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New Orleans trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in September, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Nottoway Plantation, USS Kidd, Biloxi Beach, Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square
Garden District ©
Garden District

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Gateway National Recreation and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue), Ponquogue Beach (in Hampton Bays) and Cattus Island County Park (in Toms River). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cupsogue Beach County Park, identify plant and animal life at Island Beach State Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and stroll through Ocean Grove Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, New York City is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toBoston.

Things to do in New York City

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cupsogue Beach County Park, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Cattus Island County Park, Shinnecock East County Park, Ocean Grove Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

6
days
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ogunquit Beach and Long Sands Beach. Get some cultural insight at Freedom Trail and Marble House. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more), Plimoth Plantation (in Plymouth) and Newport (The Elms & Fort Adams State Park). Spend a day of island exploring on the 21st (Fri) at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Strawbery Banke Museum and stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Boston trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Boston is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, Newport, Ogunquit Beach, Long Sands Beach, Plimoth Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Ogunquit Beach ©
Ogunquit Beach
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail

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