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:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Rochester
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Auckland

5
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland Central to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in December, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rochester.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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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

3
nights
Rochester

Rochester
Blending big-city culture with small-town charm, Rochester sits on the southern shore of Lake Ontario.
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Fly from New York City to Rochester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Rochester to be little chillier, temps between 4°C and -3°C. You will leave for Paris on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Rochester

Parks Wineries Outdoors

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then browse the different shops at Disney Springs.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Rochester to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Rochester in December, with highs in Orlando at 29°C and lows at 17°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

3
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 (Fri): stroll through Woldenberg Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Escape My Room New Orleans.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in January, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Escape My Room New Orleans ©
Escape My Room New Orleans
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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