26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Wellington

5
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, partake in some friendly competition at Clue Carre - New Orleans' First Live Escape Game, get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read New Orleans online visit planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. When traveling from Wellington in December, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

6
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.
Have a day of magic on the 12th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld Orlando.

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You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino, Sagamore Spirit Distillery, & more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, browse the collection at Library of Congress, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planning tool .

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Washington DC is colder than Orlando - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Baltimore
Highlights from your plan
Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

7
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, get great views at Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

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You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in New York City sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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