29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Washington
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
8
Kipahulu, Maui
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Lihue, Kauai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland


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2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in December, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, and then browse the exhibits of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Chicago trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from San Francisco to Chicago by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Chicago are cooler (3°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park

2
nights
Washington

Washington ©
Washington is a city in and the county seat of Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States, within the Pittsburgh, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area in the southwestern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at LeMoyne House, then stop by Russell Stover Chocolates, and then steep yourself in history at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): look for gifts at Cabela's, then steep yourself in history at West Virginia Penitentiary, and then explore the historical opulence of Nemacolin Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington tour itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chicago to Washington. Traveling from Chicago to Washington, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Washington can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Triadelphia, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, Nemacolin Castle, West Virginia Penitentiary
Highlights from your plan
West Virginia Penitentiary ©
West Virginia Penitentiary
Nemacolin Castle ©
Nemacolin Castle

3
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.
9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, shop like a local with Fifth Avenue, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City journey planner .

Explore your travel options from Washington to New York City with the Route module. Traveling from Washington in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 2°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jackson Square and Frenchmen Street. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Faulkner House Books. Get out of town with these interesting New Orleans side-trips: Vacherie (Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site & Oak Alley Plantation) and San Francisco Plantation (in Garyville). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and wander the streets of French Quarter.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New Orleans travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City to New Orleans, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in New Orleans to be much hotter, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Vacherie, San Francisco Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Mob Museum and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Head to The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetianfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Sanders Family Winery (in Pahrump). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from New Orleans to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in December, Las Vegas is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Sanders Family Winery
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, browse the exhibits of Avila Adobe, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Kipahulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

1
night
Kipahulu, Maui

Kipahulu ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Charles Lindbergh's Grave, then stroll the grounds of Wananalua Congregational Church, then shop like a local with Hana Tropicals, and finally get impressive views of Haleakala Crater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Hana Highway - Road to Hana.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kipahulu trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Los Angeles to Kipahulu with the Route module. Traveling from Los Angeles to Kipahulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Kipahulu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kipahulu

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hana, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater
Highlights from your plan
Hana Highway - Road to Hana ©
Hana Highway - Road to Hana
Wananalua Congregational Church ©
Wananalua Congregational Church
Charles Lindbergh's Grave ©
Charles Lindbergh's Grave

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ka'anapali Beach and Lahaina Front Street. We've included these beaches for you: Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, stop by Vintage European Posters, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Hearts Mission Church.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip planner .

Drive from Kipahulu to Lahaina in 2.5 hours. December in Lahaina sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sacred Hearts Mission Church, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Napili Beach ©
Napili Beach
Lahaina Front Street ©
Lahaina Front Street

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nights
Lihue, Kauai

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then stop by The Wine Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Raphael Church, and finally kick back and relax at Poipu Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Makawehi Bluff and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lihue trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Lahaina to Lihue by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Koloa, Poipu
Highlights from your plan
Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
St. Raphael Church ©
St. Raphael Church
Makawehi Bluff ©
Makawehi Bluff

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and then take a stroll around Polynesian Cultural Center. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Battleship Missouri Memorial, pause for some photo ops at USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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Getting from Lihue to Honolulu by flight takes about 2.5 hours. In January in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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