31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cocoa Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
7
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Epcot as well as Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Head to The Mall at Millenia and World of Disneyfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Discovery Cove and Divers Direct Orlando. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Bok Tower Gardens (in Lake Wales), Wekiwa Springs State Park (in Apopka) and Four Purls Yarn Shop (in Winter Haven). There's much more to do: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, cool off at Wet 'n Wild Orlando, browse the different shops at The Florida Mall, and get in on the family fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando itinerary builder 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. Traveling from Queenstown to Orlando, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Orlando, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Bok Tower Gardens, Wekiwa Springs State Park, Main Gate Flea Market, Tenoroc Fish Management Area, Four Purls Yarn Shop
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach ©
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cocoa Beach and then take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier.

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You can drive from Orlando to Cocoa Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cocoa Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach Pier ©
Cocoa Beach Pier

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 21st (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Surf Station Surf School & Shop, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and finally look for gifts at Old City Remedies.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cocoa Beach to St. Augustine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Cocoa Beach in December, things will get little chillier in St. Augustine: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Adventure Museums Tours
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Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum

2
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences, look for gifts at The Posh Pineapple, then take in the waterfront at Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, and finally get engrossed in the history at Halifax Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marine Science Center.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Daytona Beach road trip planning app .

Getting from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In December, daily temperatures in Daytona Beach can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Posh Pineapple, Marine Science Center
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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences ©
MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences
Marine Science Center ©
Marine Science Center
The Posh Pineapple ©
The Posh Pineapple

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and The Mansion on O. Step out of the city life by going to Tidal Basin and Gunpowder Falls State Park. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Antietam Creek (in Sharpsburg), Harborplace & The Gallery (in Baltimore) and Great Falls Park (in McLean). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate the waterfront views at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Daytona Beach to Washington DC in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In December, Washington DC is cooler than Daytona Beach - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gunpowder Falls State Park, Antietam Creek, Harborplace & The Gallery, Great Falls Park
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Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

1
night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Shane Confectionery, examine the collection at National Constitution Center, then get curious at Mutter Museum, then hike along Kelly Drive, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Shops at Liberty Place.

Before you visit Philadelphia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to Philadelphia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
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Mutter Museum ©
Mutter Museum
National Constitution Center ©
National Constitution Center
Kelly Drive ©
Kelly Drive

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and FAO Schwarz. Shop till you drop at Tiffany & Co. and The Strand Bookstore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining), Weir Farm National Historic Site (in Wilton) and Coney Island (in Brooklyn). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, examine the collection at Museum of Chinese in America, and get engrossed in the history at Ellis Island.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Philadelphia to New York City in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in New York City, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Brooklyn, Teatown Lake Reservation, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Hot Sand, Hudson River
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

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