17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12 h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Auckland

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu day trip website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 22 hours. Traveling from Auckland in February, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in February: highs in San Francisco hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get engrossed in the history at Clark County Heritage Museum, and then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam. On the next day, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Clark County Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 22nd (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chicago vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, expect Chicago to be colder, temps between 2°C and -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Reliance Building ©
Reliance Building

4
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City trip builder website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in February: high temperatures in New York City hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 27th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then get a sense of history and politics at White House, and finally pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Washington DC in February, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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