22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12​h
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland


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3
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.
USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park will appeal to museum buffs. Visiting Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay will get you outdoors. Take a break from Honolulu with a short trip to Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach and identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu route planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Honolulu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland in August: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
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.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Let the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien capture your imagination. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and enjoy the sea views from Fort Point.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel site .

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is slightly colder than Honolulu - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 4th (Wed), trek along Wildwood Trail, then get outside with Portland Timbers, and then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Portland trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Portland

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haystack Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Astoria Column, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hug Point State Recreation Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach day trip website .

You can drive from Portland to Cannon Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Portland in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cannon Beach: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria Column, Hug Point State Recreation Site
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will get to explore American Museum of Natural History and New York Public Library. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Central Park, make a trip to Ellis Island, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to New York City in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Cannon Beach to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cannon Beach in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©

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 11th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC tour planner.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

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

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Chicago is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally wander the streets of The Strip.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Chicago to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Chicago - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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