35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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35 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  23​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Monument Valley
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  25​h
6
Chicago
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
8
Boston
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Philadelphia
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
10
New York City
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
11
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive:  20​h 45​min
12
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  17​h 30​min
13
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
14
Houston
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakewood Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annunciation Catholic Church, catch a live event at Minute Maid Park, and then meet the residents at Houston Zoo.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Houston tour itinerary planning app .

Auckland, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Auckland to Houston, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in August, things will get warmer in Houston: highs are around 41°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): make a trip to Mount Bonnell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, appreciate the history behind Stevie Ray Vaughan Statue, then take in the natural beauty of Barton Springs Pool, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Austin travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Austin are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Barton Springs Pool ©
Barton Springs Pool
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Mount Bonnell ©
Mount Bonnell

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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.
Attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

You can fly from Austin to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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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.
Hoover Dam Bypass has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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hours
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monument Valley travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Monument Valley takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Monument Valley at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours
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Photography Tours

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park, then get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and then catch a live event at Wrigley Field.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Chicago takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Monument Valley to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chicago, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Shedd Aquarium ©
Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo

1
night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 1st (Tue), observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of Niagara, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls online tour itinerary builder .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, plan for little chillier nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Aquarium of Niagara ©
Aquarium of Niagara
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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nights
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kids will enjoy Fenway Park and Museum of Fine Arts. There's much more to do: stroll around Boston Public Garden, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, explore the engaging exhibits at Boston Children's Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Boston route website .

Getting from Niagara Falls to Boston by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. September in Boston sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Children's Museum ©
Boston Children's Museum
Museum of Science ©
Museum of Science

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night
Philadelphia

Philadelphia ©
Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): appreciate the history behind The Clothespin, get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall, contemplate the long history of Liberty Bell Center, then admire the masterpieces at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and finally engage your brain at The Franklin Institute.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Boston to Philadelphia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Philadelphia, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Philadelphia Museum of Art ©
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Franklin Institute ©
The Franklin Institute
Independence Hall ©
Independence Hall

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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 7th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Central Park. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then wander the streets of Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online attractions planner .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
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Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Key West takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 36°C and lows about 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Key West Aquarium ©
Key West Aquarium

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then make a trip to Jackson Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, and then get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read New Orleans vacation planner.

You can fly from Key West to New Orleans in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Key West in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

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Houston

Houston ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Cockrell Butterfly Center, have fun and explore at Children's Museum of Houston, and then examine the collection at Houston Museum District.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Houston tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you will find days in Houston are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Children's Museum of Houston ©
Children's Museum of Houston
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

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