28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Wellington

2
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Kailua to see Kailua Beach Park about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Honolulu online driving holiday planner .

Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Wellington to Honolulu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Wellington in April; daily highs in Honolulu reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Radiator Springs Racers & Downtown Disney). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary site .

Getting from Honolulu to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in April, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

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

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego online tour planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando online travel route planner .

Getting from San Diego to Orlando by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in April, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tidal Basin and National Zoological Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

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

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Washington DC is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and New York Public Library. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, you will find days in New York City are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

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
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco driving holiday planning website .

Getting from New York City to San Francisco by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

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

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