25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Houston
— 10 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
San Antonio
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Portland
— 2 nights
Bus:  8 h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
5
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
6
Timberline Lodge
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Hood River
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Christchurch

10
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Houston side-trips: College Station (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum & Reveille Gravesite), Galveston (Moody Mansion, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, &more) and Pine Gully Park (in Seabrook). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Houston, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, get to know the resident critters at Houston Zoo, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Funeral History.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Houston attractions planning website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 21.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Houston is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in October, expect Houston to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, College Station, Kemah Boardwalk, Butler Longhorn Museum, Pine Gully Park
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum ©
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 6th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at McNay Art Museum, get into the urban bustle at Tower of the Americas, steep yourself in history at The Alamo, then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Main Plaza. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Driskill, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Austin, and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Houston to San Antonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, daytime highs in San Antonio are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Austin
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

2
nights
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 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pittock Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Oregon Zoo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Multnomah Falls.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Portland trip planner.

You can fly from San Antonio to Portland in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Portland due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in November, you will find days in Portland are colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trip

Multnomah Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lan Su Chinese Garden ©
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

1
night
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 11th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey maker site.

Getting from Portland to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 26 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Portland in November since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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 12th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, don't miss a visit to Autodesk Gallery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, then make a trip to Lombard Street, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Timberline Lodge.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge ©
Perched high on the south face of one of the most iconic peaks in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is the ski and snowboarding area known for the eponymous historic lodge, the design of which emphasizes the area's natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards, then delve into the lush surroundings at Mt. Hood National Forest, and then hit the slopes at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Timberline Lodge sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Timberline Lodge. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get a bit cooler in Timberline Lodge: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hood River.

Things to do in Timberline Lodge

Nature Winter Sports Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kiyokawa Family Orchards, Mt. Hood National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Mt. Hood National Forest ©
Mt. Hood National Forest
Kiyokawa Family Orchards ©
Kiyokawa Family Orchards

3
nights
Hood River

Hood River ©
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum, then contemplate the geological forces at Mount Hood, and then cruise along Hood River County Fruit Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and then see human ingenuity at work at Bonneville Lock & Dam.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Hood River journey planner.

You can drive from Timberline Lodge to Hood River in 1.5 hours. November in Hood River sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hood River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Oregon, Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, Bonneville Lock & Dam
Highlights from your plan
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum ©
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Hood River County Fruit Loop ©
Hood River County Fruit Loop
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area ©
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

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