48 days in United States Itinerary

48 days in United States Itinerary

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48 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  12​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 7 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
7
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h
8
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Boston
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lombard Street, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, and other attractions you added. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco journey builder .

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. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market, Santa Monica Mountains, & more). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and hunt for treasures at Melrose Trading Post.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip tool .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 16th (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with The Magnificent Mile, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Street Beach, and then kick back and relax at North Avenue Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Chicago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Chicago to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Magnificent Mile ©
The Magnificent Mile

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Eastern Market, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Politics and Prose, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip site .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Washington DC. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Artists & Fleasfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gateway National Recreation and 9/11 Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Jones Beach State Park (in Wantagh) and Bronx Zoo (in Bronx). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock Observation Deck, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Gateway National Recreation, Jones Beach State Park, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): try to win big at Seneca Niagara Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls.

Plan my day in Niagara Falls using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Niagara Falls at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Fun & Games Casinos Parks
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Get some cultural insight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Carnegie Hill. Head to West Village and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Hook Mountain State Park in Valley Cottage, about 52 minutes away. Explore New York City further: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, and stop by Norman Landsberg.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, New York City is somewhat warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Hook Mountain State Park
Highlights from your plan
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
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.
On your second day here, stop by Brookline Booksmith, then take a stroll through Newbury Street, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally browse the different shops at Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Boston online itinerary maker .

You can 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Boston at 7°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Walden Pond State Reservation, Brookline Booksmith
Highlights from your plan
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Walden Pond State Reservation ©
Walden Pond State Reservation

9
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grand Central Market and Olvera Street. Get in touch with nature at Will Rogers State Beach and Manhattan Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. See some other sides of Los Angeles: enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Boston to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Boston in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©

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