32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Escape the urban bustle at Haleakala Crater and Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Relax by the water at Wailea Beach and Ka'anapali Beach. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Lahaina Banyan Court, and stroll through Kapalua Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lahaina route website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Lahaina is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland to Lahaina, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect nights in Lahaina to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleakala Crater, Hana Highway - Road to Hana, Kapalua Beach, Wailea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach
Haleakala Crater ©
Haleakala Crater
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Arizona Memorial and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument. Step out of the city life by going to Kailua Beach Park and Sunset Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu attractions tool .

Getting from Lahaina to Honolulu by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument, Sunset Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 3rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Alki Beach, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, and finally wander the streets of Bellevue Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip tool .

You can fly from Honolulu to Seattle in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Seattle. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bellevue Square
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Times Square, examine the collection at New York Public Library, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read New York City tour builder site .

Getting from Seattle to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Seattle in January, expect New York City to be a bit cooler, temps between 5°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Shark Valley Visitor Center and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail, Anhinga Trail, & more) and Florida Keys Visitor Center (in Key Largo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach planner .

Getting from New York City to Miami Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Miami Beach at 29°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Lock & Load Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Miami Beach to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Miami Beach in January, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
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.
Visiting Rim Trail and Grand Canyon Village will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and City Lights Booksellersfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville), Sapphire Hill Winery (in Healdsburg) and Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Chinatown, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are warmer (9°C). You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Sapphire Hill Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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