23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  25​h
1
New York City
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mohnton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
York
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Chicago
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Christchurch

6
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.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Shopping Girlfriend NYC or Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fifth Avenue, get to know the fascinating history of Tiles For America, get a taste of the local shopping with ShopNYC Tours, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey maker site .

Christchurch, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. In May, New York City is somewhat warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Tours
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Head to Reading Terminal Market and Shane Confectioneryfor some retail therapy. Kids will enjoy Rittenhouse Square and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to King of Prussia Mall (in King of Prussia), Pete's Produce Farm at Westtown School (in West Chester) and Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Willow Grove Park Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Shops at Liberty Place, hike along Kelly Drive, and see the interesting displays at Please Touch Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Philadelphia trip planner .

Take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Mohnton.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pete's Produce Farm at Westtown School, Longwood Gardens, Willow Grove Park Mall, King of Prussia Mall
Highlights from your plan
Reading Terminal Market ©
Reading Terminal Market
Longwood Gardens ©
Longwood Gardens
Please Touch Museum ©
Please Touch Museum

1
night
Mohnton

Mohnton ©
Mohnton is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): browse the different shops at Berkshire Mall, stop by Murdough's Christmas Barn, browse for treasures at Mad Hatter Antique Mall, then shop like a local with Brecknock Orchard, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Good's Store.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Mohnton trip planner .

You can drive from Philadelphia to Mohnton in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Mohnton

Shopping

Side Trips

Berkshire Mall, Murdough's Christmas Barn, Good's Store, Mad Hatter Antique Mall
Highlights from your plan
Brecknock Orchard ©
Brecknock Orchard
Murdough's Christmas Barn ©
Murdough's Christmas Barn
Good's Store ©
Good's Store

2
nights
York

York ©
York, known as the White Rose City, is the county seat of York County, Pennsylvania, United States, located in the south-central region of the state. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): shop like a local with Christiane David Gallery, look for gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, and then pick up some local products at Brown's Orchards and Farm Market. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Devils Den, have some family-friendly fun at Victorian Photography Studio, then get a taste of the local shopping with Village Artisans Gallery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Marketplace of Lemoyne.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the York road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mohnton to York takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in York

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Village Artisans Gallery, Christiane David Gallery, Brown's Orchards and Farm Market, Antique Marketplace of Lemoyne
Highlights from your plan
Devils Den ©
Devils Den
Kitchen Kettle Village ©
Kitchen Kettle Village
Victorian Photography Studio ©
Victorian Photography Studio

4
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Shop till you drop at The Magnificent Mile and Green City Market. Family-friendly places like Museum of Science and Industry and Wrigley Field will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Chicago side-trips: Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse (in Huntley) and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (in Skokie). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Chicago online itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from York to Chicago. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Chicago

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tom's Farm Market and Greenhouse, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
Highlights from your plan
Fox in a Box Chicago ©
Fox in a Box Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

3
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Head to Fowler's Clay Works and Mountaineer Kandy Kitchenfor plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Chimneys Picnic Area and The Escape Game Pigeon Forge will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Ramsey Cascades, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, take in the exciting artwork at Heartwood Galleries, stroll through Alum Cave Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chicago to Gatlinburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Gatlinburg due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Gatlinburg: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge
Highlights from your plan
Fowler's Clay Works ©
Fowler's Clay Works
Mount LeConte ©
Mount LeConte
Chimney Tops Trail ©
Chimney Tops Trail

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