59 days in United States Itinerary

59 days in United States Itinerary

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59 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 45​min
2
Palo Alto
— 4 nights
+3
train + bus + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 45​min
4
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Jackson
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
New York City
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
8
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Islamorada
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
12
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  14​h 15​min
13
Boston
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Christchurch


3
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.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Montana Avenuefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crystal Cove and Irvine Spectrum Center. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Crystal Cove, Irvine Spectrum Center
Highlights from your plan
The Original Farmers Market ©
The Original Farmers Market
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
nights
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Palo Alto is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States.Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. Visiting Bodega Head and Muir Woods National Monument will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at O'Brien Estate Winery and Sonoma Valley. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palo Alto: Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek), Capitola City Beach (in Capitola) and Oxbow Public Market (in Napa). There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Jacuzzi Family Vineyards.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palo Alto trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Palo Alto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Palo Alto hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Napa, Sonoma, Capitola Beach, Muir Woods National Monument, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Big Basin Redwoods State Park ©
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodie State Historic Park and Merced Grove. Museum-lovers will appreciate Yosemite Museum Gallery and Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to El Portal Market (in El Portal), Black Oak Casino (in Sonora) and Travertine Hot Spring (in Bridgeport). There's still lots to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, and make a trip to Valley View.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palo Alto to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Palo Alto in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Bridgeport, El Portal Market, Black Oak Casino, Groveland Yosemite Gateway Museum
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Street and Jackson Square. For shopping fun, head to Frenchmen Street or Boutique du Vampyre. Venture out of the city with trips to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell), Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site (in Vacherie) and Biloxi Beach (in Biloxi). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Garden District, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, stop by Faulkner House Books, and don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Palo Alto to New Orleans takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Palo Alto, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Jackson.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Laura Plantation: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site, Biloxi Beach, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Street ©
Royal Street
Garden District ©
Garden District
Frenchmen Street ©
Frenchmen Street

4
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like First Presbyterian Church and St. Mary Basilica. Your inner history buff will appreciate Anchuca Mansion and Natchez Trace Pkwy. Explore Jackson's surroundings by going to Vicksburg (Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Center, The Old Depot Museum, & more). There's much more to do: stop by Renaissance at Colony Park, revel in the low prices at Outlets of Mississippi, take an in-depth tour of Old Capitol Museum, and hike along Ridgeland Bike Trail.

Find out how to plan Jackson trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Jackson takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in Jackson hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Vicksburg, Ridgeland, Natchez, Outlets of Mississippi, Natchez Trace Pkwy
Highlights from your plan
First Presbyterian Church ©
First Presbyterian Church
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
U.S.S. Cairo Museum ©
U.S.S. Cairo Museum

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain and then admire the majestic nature at Indiana Dunes State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at New Buffalo Public Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Warren Dunes State Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Chicago travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jackson to Chicago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jackson in August, expect Chicago to be a bit cooler, temps between 33°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Warren Dunes State Park, Indiana Dunes State Park, New Buffalo Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Indiana Dunes State Park ©
Indiana Dunes State Park
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Warren Dunes State Park ©
Warren Dunes State Park

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Jenkinson's Boardwalk (in Point Pleasant Beach), The Amazing Olive (in Port Jefferson) and Alex Ferrone Gallery (in Cutchogue). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Fifth Avenue, admire the sheer force of Bushkill Falls, kick back and relax at Ocean Grove Beach, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to New York City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to New York City due to the time zone difference. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

House Of Candles, Country Kettle, The Amazing Olive, Alex Ferrone Gallery, Jenkinson's Boardwalk
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

7
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and The Mob Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Mouse's Tank. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Lost City Museum (in Overton) and Pahrump Valley Winery (in Pahrump). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump Valley Winery
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

6
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.
Do your shopping at Key West Pottery and Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe. Visiting Fort Zachary Taylor and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Key West in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Key West. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Key West are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon day trip planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Marathon, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Reef ©
Sombrero Reef
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church

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nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 14th (Fri), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Rain Barrel Artisan Village, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Anne's Beach. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Key Largo Adventures - an Islamorada Boat Charter, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Islamorada road trip planning app .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Islamorada are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery ©
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Kaibab Trail and Mohave Point. Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Lipan Point. On the 18th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, get great views at Navajo Point, and trek along North Kaibab Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Islamorada to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Islamorada to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Islamorada, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

5
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.
Freedom Trail and Plimoth Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Long Sands Beach and Cape Neddick Nubble Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Provincetown (Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Kittery Trading Post (in Kittery). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Quincy Market and pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Boston trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Boston in 14.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Boston is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Boston, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Provincetown, York, Plimoth Plantation, Kittery Trading Post
Highlights from your plan
Long Sands Beach ©
Long Sands Beach
Freedom Trail ©
Freedom Trail
Long Point ©
Long Point

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