30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Houston
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

4
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.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and Palm Springs Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Venice Canals Walkway and Santa Monica Pier are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Palm Springs Art Museum, Heisler Park, Mission San Juan Capistrano
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6
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Met Cloisters and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park--about 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

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

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect New York City to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Arlington National Cemetery and Gettysburg National Military Park are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Museum of the Marine Corps. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Manassas National Battlefield Park (in Manassas), Antietam National Battlefield (in Sharpsburg) and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, examine the collection at George Washington's Mount Vernon, and explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Antietam National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park, National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Antietam National Battlefield ©
Antietam National Battlefield

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Dali Museum and Stetson Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor) and St. Augustine (Lightner Museum, Tolomato Cemetery, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, make a trip to Tree of Life, and ponder the world of politics at City Hall.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in February, things will get warmer in Orlando: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Houston.

Things to do in Orlando

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, The Dali Museum, Stetson Mansion, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
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The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

7
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bishop's Palace and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Space Center Houston and George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: St Martins Catholic Church (in Warrenton), Galveston (Ashton Villa, The Seawall, & more) and La Porte (Juan Seguin Historic Park & Sylvan Beach Depot Museum & Library). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, explore the different monuments and memorials at Morton Cemetery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Art Car Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Orlando to Houston in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Houston. In March, daytime highs in Houston are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, La Porte, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Morton Cemetery, St Martins Catholic Church
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Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Bishop's Palace ©
Bishop's Palace
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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