26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
4
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  9​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: Auckland

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip 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. When traveling from Los Angeles in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, trek along Bright Angel Trail, and enjoy breathtaking views from Grandview Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Mon), look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Garden District. On the next day, walk around New Orleans City Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, New Orleans is much hotter at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can 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

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour itinerary planner .

Fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. When traveling from New Orleans in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

3
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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Washington DC at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

4
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: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City online day trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

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

3
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, delve into the mystery of Palette Spring, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, and explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around -3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring

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