24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 5 nights
plane:  3​h
2
New Orleans
— 3 nights
plane:  3​h 30​min
3
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + bus + taxi:  12​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Christchurch

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Thu) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando online tour planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 17 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in October, expect Orlando to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
Attractions like Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, and take a stroll through Garden District.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip maker site .

You can drive from Orlando to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas ©
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

3
nights
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Family-friendly places like Denver Zoo and River Rafting & Tubing will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Denver trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from New Orleans to Denver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Denver is minus 1 hour. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in October since evenings lows in Denver dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Yavapai Geology Museum. On the 15th (Mon), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Mather Point.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Denver to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Denver in October since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Yavapai Geology Museum
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, get great views at Tunnel View, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium and then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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