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:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Omaha
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
8
Juneau
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
9
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, get curious at California Academy of Sciences, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be much colder, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Natural Bridge Caverns and Mission San Jose. And it doesn't end there: hike along The San Antonio River Walk, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, have fun at San Antonio Western Shooting, and explore the galleries of The Alamo.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our San Antonio online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Antonio takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to San Antonio due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in San Antonio reach 20°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Antonio Western Shooting ©
San Antonio Western Shooting
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and try out the rides at Discovery Cove.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip app .

Fly from San Antonio to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Antonio to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Antonio in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Take a break from Washington DC with a short trip to Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience in Frederick, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

To see photos and more tourist information, read Washington DC online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Washington DC takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect Washington DC to be cooler, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the New York City visit website .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Omaha.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
Omaha

Omaha ©
A major transportation hub, Omaha was once considered little more than a stopping point on a pioneer's journey west.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Henry Doorly Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Omaha route website .

Getting from New York City to Omaha by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in January, things will get slightly colder in Omaha: highs are around 1°C and lows about -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Omaha

Fun & Games Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Take Aim Indoor Shooting Sports & Training Facility
Highlights from your plan
Henry Doorly Zoo ©
Henry Doorly Zoo

2
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Alaska Powder Descents and then explore the striking landscape at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Juneau day trip planning tool .

Fly from Omaha to Juneau in 11.5 hours. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Omaha to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Omaha in January since evenings lows in Juneau dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

4
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.
Attractions like USS Arizona Memorial and Diamond Head State Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay), Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, explore the striking landscape at Makapu'u Point, and admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Juneau to Honolulu in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Alaska Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Juneau in January, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 22°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Makapu'u Point
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial

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