25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Invercargill
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
7
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
9
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Invercargill

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. You'll get in some beach time at Sunset Beach Park and Lanikai Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Waimea Bay (in Haleiwa), Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Swim with Dolphins (in Waianae). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, pause for some photo ops at Queen Liliuokalani Statue, and take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

Invercargill, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Invercargill to Honolulu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Honolulu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Pele's Chair, Swim with Dolphins, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Strawberry Hill.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco visit planner .

Getting from Honolulu to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Strawberry Hill ©
Strawberry Hill

2
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 7th (Thu): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 10th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and get great views at Mather Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Back Mountain and Yellowstone National Park. Spend the 14th (Thu) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

2
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 in touch with nature at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Manhattan Waterfront Greenway. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and admire the natural beauty at Hallett Nature Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our New York City holiday planner.

Do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in May: highs in New York City hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Tue), discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Discovery Cove.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planning site .

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit warmer in Orlando: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Relax by the water at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Hollywood Beach. Step out of Miami Beach to go to Everglades National Park and see Anhinga Trail, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: wander the streets of Lincoln Road and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Speed Boats Tours, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

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