21 days in New York City & Kansas City Itinerary

21 days in New York City & Kansas City Itinerary

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21 days in New York City & Kansas City Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Kansas City
— 15 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Wellington

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Grounds For Sculpture and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, pause for some photo ops at The Oculus, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Wellington in July, with highs in New York City at 35°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Kansas City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trip

Grounds For Sculpture
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Speed Boats Tours
Central Park ©
Central Park
Grounds For Sculpture ©
Grounds For Sculpture

15
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
The largest municipality in Missouri, Kansas City has an impressive array of world-class museums, shopping areas, and great places to eat, all of which attract tourism to the area.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National WWI Museum and Memorial and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kansas City: Holladay Distillery (in Weston), Walt Disney Hometown Museum (in Marceline) and Fort Scott National Historic Site (in Fort Scott). There's lots more to do: get your bearings at Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, contemplate the long history of Bingham Waggoner Estate, get your game on at Blade & Timber, and take an in-depth tour of Arabia Steamboat Museum.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kansas City route planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Kansas City takes 7 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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Topeka, Independence, Overland Park, Kansas City, Walt Disney Hometown Museum
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National WWI Museum and Memorial ©
National WWI Museum and Memorial
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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum ©

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