32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h
2
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  10​h 45​min
3
Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
West Yellowstone
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Coalville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
7
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Get in touch with nature at Sylvan Beach Park and Lake Livingston Dam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Houston: Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena), Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve (in Humble) and Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site (in Anderson). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary and tee off at Hermann Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Houston attractions planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Houston. Expect much colder evenings in Houston when traveling from Auckland Central in January, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Livingston Dam, Baytown Nature Center, St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, Armand Bayou Nature Center, Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Reserve
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Lake Livingston Dam ©
Lake Livingston Dam
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Armand Bayou Nature Center
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary ©
St Francis Wolf Sanctuary

4
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Houston to New York City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to New York City is 1 hour. Traveling from Houston in January, things will get much colder in New York City: highs are around 5°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Outdoors
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art

2
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step out of the city life by going to Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and Virginia Falls. Take a break from Glacier National Park with a short trip to City Beach in Whitefish, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from New York City to Glacier National Park in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Glacier National Park is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 0°C and lows of -10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

City Beach
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Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

1
day
West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone ©
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, then get in on the family fun at Yellowstone Big Gun Fun, and then look for gifts at Eagle's Store.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our West Yellowstone trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to West Yellowstone in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Glacier National Park in January, expect West Yellowstone to be slightly colder, temps between -7°C and -22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Coalville.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Theme Parks Wildlife Parks
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Yellowstone Big Gun Fun ©
Yellowstone Big Gun Fun
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center ©
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Eagle's Store ©
Eagle's Store

1
night
Coalville

Coalville ©
Coalville is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): fly down the slopes at Backcountry Snowmobiling.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Coalville travel route builder tool .

Explore your travel options from West Yellowstone to Coalville with the Route module. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from West Yellowstone in January: high temperatures in Coalville hover around 0°C and lows are around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Coalville

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling

1
day
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo Loop Trail, and finally get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park route builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Coalville to Bryce Canyon National Park with the Route module. In January, daytime highs in Bryce Canyon National Park are 2°C, while nighttime lows are -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 30th (Wed), admire the majestic nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanab road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in January, expect Kanab to be a bit warmer, temps between 13°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 31st (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Canyon Overlook Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Trails Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Canyon Overlook Trail ©
Canyon Overlook Trail

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online road trip planner .

Drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in February, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Fort Funston National Park and Pescadero State Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Alcatraz Island and Poplar Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio), Half Moon Bay (Pescadero State Beach & Venice Beach in Half Moon Bay) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Baker Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Half Moon Bay, San Gregorio State Beach, Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 13:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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