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 + bus:  22​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and The Met Cloisters. You'll explore and learn at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill) and Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, race across the water with a speed boat tour, wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City route builder .

Auckland, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -17 hour difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, then see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 6th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Page route planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Page reach 35°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours ©
Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Indian Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then trek along Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip website .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Page, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park and Chapel of the Holy Cross will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock. There's much more to do: stroll through Doe Mountain Trail, stop by The Sedona Fudge Company, take in the exciting artwork at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sedona to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Taft Point and Panorama Trail. Get in touch with nature at Tuolumne Meadows and Vernal Fall. Spend the 21st (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and trek along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions website .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum, Crocker Art Museum, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, stroll the grounds of Presidio Pet Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps, and take a stroll through Twin Peaks.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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