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 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Musee Mecanique and de Young Museum capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in May, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
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.
Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online journey builder .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in May, with highs in Las Vegas at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and St. Louis Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, examine the collection at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans online holiday maker .

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
New Orleans Museum of Art ©
New Orleans Museum of Art

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Do your shopping at Madame Tussauds DC and Eastern Market. Step out of Washington DC to go to Baltimore and see Horseshoe Casino, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at Newseum, and get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and SoHo. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Times Square, browse the different shops at Designs by Kamni, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a New York City trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for a bit cooler days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Head to The Magnificent Mile and Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Centerfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at The Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park. Change things up with a short trip to Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. in DeKalb (about 1h 20 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Field Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, browse the exhibits of Chicago Cultural Center, and try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago travel route planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June in Chicago, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Whiskey Acres Distilling Co., Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, Horseshoe Hammond
Highlights from your plan
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. ©
Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum ©
The Field Museum

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