45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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45 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 11 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Chicago
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Boston
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at China Beach and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at USS Pampanito, take a stroll through Union Square, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Auckland Central in November, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

11
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.
The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Santa Monica Farmers Market, & more), Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: stroll through Santa Monica Beach, identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Popular historic sites such as Millennium Park and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Little Red Schoolhouse and Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, shop like a local with The Magnificent Mile, and try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chicago holiday planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in November: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, Horseshoe Hammond, Little Red Schoolhouse, Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace

5
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.
Visit Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary and Fell's Point for their historical value. Head to Eastern Market and Politics and Prosefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, stroll through National Zoological Park, steep yourself in history at Georgetown University, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker .

Fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, expect Washington DC to be somewhat warmer, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Baltimore, Old Town, Breezy Point Beach, McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Georgetown University ©
Georgetown University

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gateway National Recreation and Fire Island National Seashore. Head to Fifth Avenue and SoHofor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx) and Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the New York City journey planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in New York City, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Jones Beach State Park, Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation, Fire Island National Seashore
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 ©
American Museum of Natural History

4
nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Head to Brookline Booksmith and Newbury Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Boston: Kittery Trading Post (in Kittery), Marginal Way Walkway (in Ogunquit) and Cliff Walk (in Newport). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take a stroll through North End, shop like a local with Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Freedom Trail.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip maker app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Boston to be a bit cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Brookline, Cliff Walk, Kittery Trading Post, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Marginal Way Walkway
Highlights from your plan
Marginal Way Walkway ©
Marginal Way Walkway
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Newbury Street ©
Newbury Street

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens and then examine the collection at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Boston to Los Angeles. Traveling from Boston in December, expect nights in Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are warmer, around 24°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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