35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
North Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
New York City
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

5
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Topanga State Park. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and hike along Temescal Gateway Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online journey maker .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in May: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to North Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Norton Simon Museum, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

4
nights
North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas ©
North Las Vegas is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, located in the Las Vegas Valley. Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Hualapai Ranch. Get some cultural insight at Clark County Heritage Museum and Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum. Get out of town with these interesting North Las Vegas side-trips: McCullough Hills Trail (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Green Valley Range, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and stroll around Aliante Nature Discovery Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the North Las Vegas vacation planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to North Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in North Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in North Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Henderson, Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park, Hualapai Ranch, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Hualapai Ranch ©
Hualapai Ranch
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The National WWII Museum and New Orleans Museum of Art. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Chalmette National Historical Park. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and contemplate the long history of Our Sacred Stories.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the New Orleans holiday planning tool .

You can fly from North Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from North Las Vegas to New Orleans is 2 hours. While traveling from North Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Our Sacred Stories ©
Our Sacred Stories
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, learn about all things military at KGB Espionage Museum, make a trip to Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip builder .

Getting from New Orleans to New York City by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to New York City. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from New Orleans in May since evenings lows in New York City dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

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
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Shedd Aquarium, and make a trip to Millennium Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. May in Chicago sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Field Museum ©
Field Museum
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Presidio of San Francisco, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planner.

Fly from Chicago to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco. In May, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 30th (Sat), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Visiting Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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