27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 10 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Queenstown

9
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Marine Science Center. Do your shopping at The Mall at Millenia and Orlando International Premium Outlets. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Tenoroc Fish Management Area (in Lakeland), Bok Tower Gardens (in Lake Wales) and Daytona Beach (MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences & Halifax Historical Museum). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove, browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, take a stroll through Thornton Park, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando travel route tool .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Bok Tower Gardens, The Posh Pineapple
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Old City Remedies.

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You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect nights in St. Augustine to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Shopping
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4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Tidal Basin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Heurich House Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, examine the collection at The Mansion on O, take an in-depth tour of Fort Ward Museum and Park, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Serenity Day Spa - Old Town.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Getting from St. Augustine to Washington DC by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from St. Augustine in December, expect Washington DC to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Alexandria, Relache Spa
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

10
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 FAO Schwarz and Fishs Eddyfor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Hot Sand (in Asbury Park), Boscobel House and Gardens (in Garrison) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, stop by Victoria's Secret, and view the masterpieces at An American Craftsman.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New York City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hot Sand, Teatown Lake Reservation, Queens County Farm Museum, Philipse Manor Hall, Boscobel House and Gardens
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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