36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Boston
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
New Haven
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Wellington

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online route maker .

Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wellington in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden, have fun and explore at Portland Children's Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Oregon Zoo, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Portland are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Oregon Zoo ©
Oregon Zoo
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Space Needle and Seattle Aquarium. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Pike Place Market, meet the residents at Woodland Park Zoo, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Seattle trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Seattle can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
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Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts and then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery, contemplate the long history of Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, then get your bearings at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and finally pause for some photo ops at New England Holocaust Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Seattle to Boston takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to New Haven.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston Public Garden ©
Boston Public Garden
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House ©
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House

1
night
New Haven

New Haven
New Haven, in the U.S. To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Haven trip planner .

Getting from Boston to New Haven by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks Outdoors Museums
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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.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City tour itinerary planner.

Getting from New Haven to New York City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New Haven in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, meet the residents at National Zoological Park, and appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 12th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
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.
On the 14th (Mon), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Audubon Zoo, wander the streets of Garden District, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans journey builder site .

You can fly from Orlando to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Garden District ©
Garden District
Audubon Zoo ©
Audubon Zoo
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kids will enjoy San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: walk around Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip website .

Fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in San Diego are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 22nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, have fun and explore at Travel Town, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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