12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Honolulu
— 1 day
flight:  7​h
2
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Carlsbad
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  34​h
End: Wellington

1
day
Honolulu

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 Ala Moana Center as well as USS Arizona Memorial. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial and then browse the different shops at Ala Moana Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Wellington to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Wellington in October: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Anaheim.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Ala Moana Center ©
Ala Moana Center

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Medieval Times Buena Park, The Outlets at Orange, Anaheim Packing District, and other attractions. Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to Anaheim in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Anaheim due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Honolulu in October since evenings lows in Anaheim dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Universal Studios Hollywood, The Outlets at Orange, Medieval Times Buena Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Carlsbad route app .

Traveling by train from Anaheim to Carlsbad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Anaheim in October, with highs in Carlsbad at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Diego
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 10th (Thu), see what you want with Old Town Trolley Tours of San Diego, buy something for everyone on your list at Coronado Ferry Landing, explore and take pictures at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego holiday planner .

Getting from Carlsbad to San Diego by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Diego, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Coronado Ferry Landing, Oceanside Sunset Market
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Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©

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