33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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33 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 9 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Wellington

7
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at New Orleans City Park, meet the residents at Audubon Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans sightseeing planning site .

Wellington, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in December, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and The Museum of Seminole County History (in Sanford). Pack the 11th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Wed) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Orlando due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, The Museum of Seminole County History, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Urban Axes Baltimore) and Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience (in Frederick). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC road trip planning app .

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 December, expect Washington DC to be much colder, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Baltimore, Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience
Highlights from your plan
Clue IQ: An Escape Room Experience ©
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

9
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary maker app .

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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