28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dunedin
Fly:  26​h
1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
train:  9​h
2
Memphis
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Kihei
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Dunedin


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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.
Get outdoors at Chalmette National Historical Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Garden District and Royal Street. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, explore the different monuments and memorials at Lafayette Cemetery No.1, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans road trip planning website .

Dunedin, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 18 hours. September in New Orleans sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Graceland and National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel. Popular historic sites such as Sun Studio and Beale Street are in your itinerary. Step out of Memphis to go to Clarksdale and see Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, learn more about the world around you at Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center, try your luck at Southland Park Gaming and Racing, and stop by Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.

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You can drive from New Orleans to Memphis in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New Orleans in September since evenings lows in Memphis dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Southland Park Gaming and Racing, Stan Streets Hambone Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

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.
Visiting East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hamilton Grange National Memorial will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Times Square, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, and grab your bike and head to Hudson River Greenway.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Memphis to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Memphis to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Memphis in October, you will find days in New York City are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Antietam National Battlefield. Step out of Washington DC to go to Frederick and see Dragon Distillery, LLC, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, contemplate the long history of Old Town, and see the interesting displays at Newseum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC planner .

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Old Town, Gettysburg National Military Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Dragon Distillery, LLC
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Titanic. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder app .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Kihei

Kihei ©
Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Get in touch with nature at Haleakala Crater and Kamaole Beach Park II. Get some cultural insight at Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center and Lahaina Front Street. Change things up with a short trip to Ka'anapali Beach in Lahaina (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll through Kamaole Beach Park III, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Rosary Church, kick back and relax at Kalepolepo Beach Park, and shop like a local with Maui Crafts Guild.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kihei trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Kihei in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Las Vegas to Kihei, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Kihei hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paia, Lahaina, Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Ka'anapali Beach ©
Ka'anapali Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie) and Sunset Beach Park (in Haleiwa). It doesn't end there: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Kihei to Honolulu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Honolulu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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