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:  20​h 15​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Philadelphia
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Savannah
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Atlanta
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
9
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
San Antonio
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
11
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

2
nights
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 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Chicago River. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Chicago Cultural Center, go for a walk through The 606, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Veteran Acres Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Chicago is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Auckland to Chicago, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lake Michigan, Veteran Acres Park
Highlights from your plan
Veteran Acres Park ©
Veteran Acres Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Cultural Center ©
Chicago Cultural Center

2
nights
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Brandywine River Museum of Art, then witness the site of a historic battle at Valley Forge National Historical Park, and then buy something for everyone on your list at King of Prussia Mall.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Philadelphia road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Philadelphia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Philadelphia. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in Philadelphia to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

King of Prussia Mall, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Brandywine River Museum of Art
Highlights from your plan
Valley Forge National Historical Park ©
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall
Brandywine River Museum of Art ©
Brandywine River Museum of Art

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.
Get some cultural insight at 9/11 Memorial and Times Square. Explore hidden gems such as High Point Cross Country Ski Center and Balloon Rides. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: High Point State Park (in Sussex) and Schunnemunk State Park (in New Windsor).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City itinerary planner .

Getting from Philadelphia to New York City by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sussex, Balloon Rides, Schunnemunk State Park
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square
Schunnemunk State Park ©
Schunnemunk State Park

2
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.
On the next day, wander the streets of International Drive, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and then take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary app .

Fly from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in April, you will find days in Orlando are much hotter (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks

Side Trip

Timothy's Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
International Drive ©
International Drive
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally make a trip to Bayside Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then see the interesting displays at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami road trip planning website .

Drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in April, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Las Olas Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Savannah.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

3
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters and National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit City Market and Colonial Park Cemetery for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Savannah: Hunting Island State Park (in Beaufort) and Coligny Beach (in Hilton Head). There's more to do: take a stroll through Savannah Historic District and immerse yourself in nature at Wormsloe Historic Site.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Savannah online sightseeing planner .

Fly from Key West to Savannah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Key West in April; daily highs in Savannah reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Savannah

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Coligny Beach, Hunting Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Coligny Beach ©
Coligny Beach
Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters ©

3
nights
Atlanta

Atlanta ©
Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, see the interesting displays at Fire Station No. 6, then admire the masterpieces at Center for Civil and Human Rights, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Silver Comet Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Atlanta driving holiday planner .

Fly from Savannah to Atlanta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Silver Comet Trail, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
Center for Civil and Human Rights ©
Fire Station No. 6 ©
Fire Station No. 6

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.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Whitney Plantation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Street and Frenchmen Street. Spend the 5th (Tue) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Arcadian Books, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Destrehan Plantation.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary app .

Getting from Atlanta to New Orleans by combination of flight and car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Atlanta in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Whitney Plantation, Destrehan Plantation
Highlights from your plan
Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
Garden District ©
Garden District
Royal Street ©
Royal Street

3
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Alamo and Pioneer Museum Complex. Discover out-of-the-way places like Luckenbach Texas General Store and Natural Bridge Caverns. Step out of San Antonio with an excursion to Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site in Fredericksburg--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mission Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Antonio in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Antonio, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Houston.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Luckenbach Texas General Store
Highlights from your plan
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
The Alamo ©
The Alamo

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Old Town Spring, see the interesting displays at Texas Prison Museum, and then learn about winemaking at Bernhardt Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, then immerse yourself in nature at Brazos Bend State Park, and then get some fabulous bargains at Houston Premium Outlets.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Houston route tool .

You can take a bus from San Antonio to Houston in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Houston

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Old Town Spring, Brazos Bend State Park, Houston Premium Outlets, Texas Prison Museum, Bernhardt Winery
Highlights from your plan
Houston Premium Outlets ©
Houston Premium Outlets
Texas Prison Museum ©
Texas Prison Museum
Bernhardt Winery ©
Bernhardt Winery

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