20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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20 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Honolulu online tour builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in March, expect nights in Honolulu to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can 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 to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in March, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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 12th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally have fun at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Las Vegas hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Sat), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip builder site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in March; daily highs in Chicago reach 8°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read New York City online trip maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to New York City is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: highs in Washington DC hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando journey planner .

Fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Orlando at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read New Orleans online vacation planner .

Fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

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

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire the striking features of Bradbury Building, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from New Orleans in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 27°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 14°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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