27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Dallas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Christchurch

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey maker tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. In March, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Washington DC. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
Attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Grand central terminal, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City road trip planner .

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 March, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Orlando.

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
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Magic Kingdom Park and The LEGO Store. Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Audubon Zoo and Jackson Square. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll through New Orleans City Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans online journey planner .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Top O' Hill Terrace.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dallas travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Dallas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dallas, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Top O'Hill Terrace
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, Head underground at Bronson Caves, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In March, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. On the 1st (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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