27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

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

3
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.
The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Craft Contemporary, shop like a local with Hammer Museum, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and wander the streets of Montana Avenue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip maker app .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles. Traveling from Auckland in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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 7th (Tue), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the next day, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at The National WWII Museum and Garden District. Get some historical perspective at St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, see the interesting displays at New Orleans Museum of Art, and admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read New Orleans travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in New Orleans. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Memphis.

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
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
On the 12th (Sun), examine the collection at Graceland and then pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Memphis trip builder app .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, Memphis is slightly colder than New Orleans - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Memphis to Washington DC takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Memphis to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Memphis in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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.
9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island will appeal to history buffs. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Yunhong Chopsticks will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to Times Square, and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the New York City holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Washington DC in January since evenings lows in New York City dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and then shop like a local with Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation, and finally examine the collection at Niagara Science Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Niagara Falls fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from New York City to Niagara Falls by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in January: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 0°C and lows are around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Charles E. Burchfield Nature & Art Center, Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Victory Basilica ©
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation ©
Niagara Science Museum ©
Niagara Science Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Chicago Cultural Center, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, and finally wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, examine the collection at Oriental Institute Museum, and then explore the galleries of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls to Chicago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Chicago sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Aurum Geyser, witness a stunning natural landmark at Solitary Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool, and finally look for gifts at Fishing Bridge General Store. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Palette Spring, then get to know the fascinating history of Beaver Ponds Loop Trail, and then get great views at Lookout Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning website .

Getting from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in January: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around -5°C and lows are around -20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail ©
Beaver Ponds Loop Trail
Fishing Bridge General Store ©
Fishing Bridge General Store

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll around Chinese Culture Center, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and wander the streets of Union Square.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Francisco fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in January, things will get much warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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