29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
3
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  12​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Queenstown

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 2nd (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker website .

Queenstown, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Queenstown to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove.

To see reviews and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are colder (-12°C). On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

1
night
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 7th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, then appreciate the history behind Cloud Gate, and finally walk around Millennium Park. On the next day, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, and then admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chicago holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Chicago in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Chicago is 2 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days in Chicago, with highs around 0°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New York City vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City. Traveling from Chicago in January, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums 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

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.
Step out of Washington DC with an excursion to Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore--about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trip

Horseshoe Casino
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: hike along Rim Trail and then go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind USS Arizona Memorial, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Honolulu tour planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Honolulu reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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