24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

2
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, then explore and take pictures at Rice University Campus, and then admire the sheer force of Water Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park, don't miss a visit to Beer Can House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Houston day trip planning site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Houston is minus 18 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland Central in August: high temperatures in Houston hover around 41°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jackson Square and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step out of New Orleans with an excursion to Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site in Vacherie--about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Houston in August, expect nights in New Orleans to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ponquogue Beach and William Floyd Estate. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in August since evenings lows in New York City dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Ponquogue Beach, Bushkill Falls, William Floyd Estate, Cupsogue Beach County Park
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Food Tours

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.
On the 28th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New York City in August since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Paris Las Vegas. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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 2nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Castello di Amorosa. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena--about 1h 25 min away. Dedicate the 6th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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