19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Wellington


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapiolani Regional Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu road trip site .

Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Wellington to Honolulu. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in December: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and finally steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Exploratorium, make a trip to Ghirardelli Square, and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip website .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco is 2 hours. In December, San Francisco is cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Hoffmann, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mt. Hoffmann ©
Mt. Hoffmann

1
day
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 1st (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then have fun at Las Vegas Shooting Center, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Las Vegas Shooting Center ©
Las Vegas Shooting Center

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point. On the next day, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then hike along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park journey maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to New York City is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park will thrill your kids. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Orlando at 25°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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