15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Oklahoma City
— 2 nights
— 6 nights
Fly to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Drive to Apex
— 1 night
Drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
New York City
— 2 nights


Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Mulholland Drive, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then stop by Bergamot Station, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Spadena House.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles is minus 20 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Denver.
Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors
Side Trips

Denver — 1 night

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, then sample the fine beverages at Laws Whiskey House, and then get a sense of history and politics at Colorado Governor's Mansion.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver day trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Denver in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Denver at 7°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Oklahoma City.
Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Oklahoma City — 2 nights

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
On the 16th (Thu), get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and then appreciate the history behind Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Denver to Oklahoma City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, Oklahoma City is a bit warmer than Denver - with highs of 12°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
Museums · Childrens Museums

Orlando — 6 nights

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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Stetson Mansion in DeLand, about 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Orlando Brewing, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and make an unforgettable trip to Epcot.

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You can fly from Oklahoma City to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Oklahoma City in December, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 29°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Apex.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Apex — 1 night

Apex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina and a suburb of Raleigh. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and then admire the majestic nature at Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Apex trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Orlando to Apex. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Orlando in December; daily highs in Apex reach 16°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip

New York City — 2 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, then wander the streets of Times Square, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Apex to New York City. Traveling from Apex in December, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (10°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.