16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC
1
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
3
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
5
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Auckland

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 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Madame Tussauds DC, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip website.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

3
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.
On the 13th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Central Park and then examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Central Park ©
Central Park

2
nights
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): meet the residents at Aquarium of Niagara, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds. On the next day, admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, expand your understanding of the military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, and then revel in the low prices at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls day trip website.

You can fly from New York City to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in Niagara Falls reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Buffalo
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Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House ©
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House
Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park ©

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Annenberg Community Beach House and The Getty Center. Museum-lovers will appreciate Griffith Observatory and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, shop like a local with The Grove, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Niagara Falls to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Annenberg Community Beach House ©
Annenberg Community Beach House
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial, hike along Diamond Head State Monument, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach Park and then don't miss a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Honolulu, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach Park
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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