11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Salem
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland


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2
nights
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, have fun and explore at Travel Town, and make a trip to Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and explore and take pictures at The High Line.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Salem

Salem ©
Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Peabody Essex Museum, explore the galleries of The House of the Seven Gables, then steep yourself in history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, and finally explore and take pictures at Pickering Wharf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem holiday planner .

Getting from New York City to Salem by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Salem to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Salem

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The House of the Seven Gables ©
The House of the Seven Gables
Salem Maritime National Historic Site ©
Peabody Essex Museum ©
Peabody Essex Museum

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Traveling by flight from Salem to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salem in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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