31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  19​h
1
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Santa Fe
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dallas
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Chicago
— 9 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Auckland

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Strip and Little Church of the West. Head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Forum Shops at Caesarsfor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Little Finland (in Mesquite), Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, stroll around The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planning site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Boulder City, The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

6
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Loretto Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Explore Santa Fe's surroundings by going to Ojito Wilderness (in San Ysidro), San Pedro Parks Wilderness (in Cuba) and Valles Caldera National Preserve (in Jemez Springs). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wild Rivers Recreation Area, steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, admire the natural beauty at Los Alamos Nature Center, and wander the streets of Canyon Road.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Santa Fe takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Santa Fe is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wheeler Peak Wilderness, Ojito Wilderness, Valles Caldera National Preserve, San Pedro Parks Wilderness, Los Alamos Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Wild Rivers Recreation Area ©
Wild Rivers Recreation Area
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

5
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Shop till you drop at Lifestylez Nails Spa and Wild Bill's Western Store. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Cistercian Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Dallas side-trips: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (in Glen Rose), Black Beauty Ranch (in Murchison) and Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (in Athens). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at LBJ National Grasslands, stroll around Frontier Park, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dallas travel planning website .

Getting from Santa Fe to Dallas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Fe to Dallas is 1 hour. When traveling from Santa Fe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Dallas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Grapevine, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, Black Beauty Ranch, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center ©
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center ©
Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

9
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Visit Atwater Park & Beach and Whihala Beach for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ernest Hemingway Birthplace and North Point Water Tower. Change things up with these side-trips from Chicago: Highland Park (Prairie Wolf Slough & Rosewood Beach), Basilica of St. Josaphat (in Milwaukee) and Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More (in Geneva). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, kick back and relax at Kathy Osterman Beach, trek along Little Red Schoolhouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Silver Beach County Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chicago online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Dallas to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in October, with highs in Chicago at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Highland Park, Milwaukee, Red Oak Nature Center, Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More
Highlights from your plan
Volo Bog State Natural Area ©
Volo Bog State Natural Area
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Basilica of St. Josaphat ©
Basilica of St. Josaphat

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