32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly + bus:  30​h
1
Seward
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Juneau
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
3
Rapid City
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Branson
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Gatlinburg
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
6
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
7
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Christchurch

4
nights
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Family-friendly places like Alaska SeaLife Center and Exit Glacier will thrill your kids. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Helicopter Tours. It doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seward trip app .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Seward is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 21 hours traveling from Christchurch to Seward. In July, Seward is a bit warmer than Christchurch - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Seward

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Exit Glacier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Alaska SeaLife Center ©
Alaska SeaLife Center
Exit Glacier ©
Exit Glacier

4
nights
Juneau

Juneau ©
Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Attractions like Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center and DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring at Tracy Arm Fjord. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Juneau route maker tool .

Getting from Seward to Juneau by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Juneau are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Rapid City.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center ©
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery ©
DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

5
nights
Rapid City

Rapid City ©
South Dakota's second-largest city, Rapid City has for many years served as a gateway to the West.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bear Country USA and Custer State Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Reptile Gardens and Storybook Island. Get out of town with these interesting Rapid City side-trips: Mount Rushmore National Memorial (in Keystone), Wades Gold Mill (in Hill City) and Windcross Conservancy (in Buffalo Gap). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rapid City trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Juneau to Rapid City takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Juneau to Rapid City due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Juneau in July: highs in Rapid City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Branson.

Things to do in Rapid City

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Wades Gold Mill, Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Windcross Conservancy
Highlights from your plan
Custer State Park ©
Custer State Park
Reptile Gardens ©
Reptile Gardens
Bear Country USA ©
Bear Country USA

4
nights
Branson

Branson ©
Nestled in Missouri's beautiful Ozark Mountains lies one of the country's most attractive vacation towns for year-round family entertainment.
Bring the kids along to Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and Silver Dollar City. Explore hidden gems such as Titanic Museum and Table Rock Lake. There's more to do: cool off at White Water.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Branson trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Rapid City to Branson by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Rapid City to Branson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rapid City in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Branson, with lows around 23°C. You will leave for Gatlinburg on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Branson

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Table Rock Lake
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Museum ©
Titanic Museum
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery ©
White Water ©
White Water

5
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like River Rafting & Tubing and The Island in Pigeon Forge. Step off the beaten path and head to Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster and Roaring Fork. Next up on the itinerary: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and see the interesting displays at Titanic Museum Attraction.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gatlinburg route builder tool .

Getting from Branson to Gatlinburg by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Pigeon Forge, Roaring Fork, River Rafting & Tubing, Zipline
Highlights from your plan
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, and then take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Gatlinburg to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gatlinburg in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 31°C in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, 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 maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to New York City in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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 ©

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