26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Auckland
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
6
New York City
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
9
South Padre Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Port Aransas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Camarillo Premium Outlets in Camarillo, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

2
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.
On the 4th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, thenshop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday builder site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rim Trail and Kolb Studio. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Yaki Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and then take a stroll through Union Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Midway Geyser Basin. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Prismatic Spring and Biscuit Basin. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at S Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, shuttle, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
S Rim Trail ©
S Rim Trail
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bay Head Beach and Orange County Arboretum. Step out of the city life by going to Holtsville Ecology Site and Cattus Island County Park. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market and delve into the lush surroundings at Black Rock Forest Consortium.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bay Head Beach, Holtsville Ecology Site, Orange County Arboretum, Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, Cattus Island County Park
Highlights from your plan
Black Rock Forest Consortium ©
Black Rock Forest Consortium
Bay Head Beach ©
Bay Head Beach
Holtsville Ecology Site ©
Holtsville Ecology Site

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Art and National Air and Space Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and Antietam National Battlefield. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC online tour builder.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Antietam National Battlefield, Old Town, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park ©
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Garden District and French Quarter. Do your shopping at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and stop by Frenchmen Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New Orleans takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to South Padre Island.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
day
South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for gifts at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle, Inc., thenidentify plant and animal life at Laguna Madre Nature Trail, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the South Padre Island route planning app.

Fly from New Orleans to South Padre Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in South Padre Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Port Aransas.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Laguna Madre Nature Trail ©
Laguna Madre Nature Trail

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night
Port Aransas

Port Aransas ©
Port Aransas is a city in Nueces County, Texas. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours, take an in-depth tour of Port Aransas Museum & Farleys Historic Boat Shop, and then kick back and relax at Port Aransas Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Aransas trip builder tool.

You can drive from South Padre Island to Port Aransas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Aransas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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