28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Houston
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
4
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
5
Boston
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Christchurch


5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to San Francisco is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Christchurch in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

1
day
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Minute Maid Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermann Park.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Houston takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Houston due to the time zone difference. In September in Houston, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Golf Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Hermann Park ©
Hermann Park
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stroll through New Orleans City Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder website .

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Houston, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District
New Orleans City Park ©
New Orleans City Park

2
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Boston is known for historic sites, museums, parks, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Fenway Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Boston Common, take an in-depth tour of John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Boston travel route planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Boston in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Boston hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Fenway Park ©
Fenway Park

7
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New York City holiday maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Boston in September since evenings lows in New York City dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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