37 days in United States Itinerary

37 days in United States Itinerary

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37 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  9​h 30​min
7
New Haven
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
11
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Wellington

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Attractions like Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Kailua Beach Park and Iolani Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

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Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Wellington to Honolulu, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Honolulu is warmer than Wellington - with highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kailua Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Polynesian Cultural Center ©
Polynesian Cultural Center
Battleship Missouri Memorial ©
Battleship Missouri Memorial

3
nights
Lahaina, Maui

Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zipline and Maui Ocean Center. Kids will appreciate attractions like Wailea Beach and Napili Beach. Step out of Lahaina to go to Kihei and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, wander the streets of Lahaina Front Street, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lahaina trip app .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Lahaina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lahaina can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wailea Beach, Maui Ocean Center, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

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nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Kailua-Kona ©
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Punalu‘U Beach and Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area. Kids will appreciate attractions like Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park and Rainbow Falls. When in Kailua-Kona, make a side trip to see Akaka Falls State Park in Hilo, approximately 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Greenwell Farms, take in the awesome beauty at Mauna Kea, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kailua-Kona holiday planner.

Fly from Lahaina to Kailua-Kona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hilo, Greenwell Farms, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area, Punalu‘U Beach, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park
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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©
Punalu‘U Beach ©
Punalu‘U Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as SeaWorld San Diego and Pacific Beach. Kids will enjoy La Jolla Shores Park and San Diego Zoo. There's much more to do: stroll around Balboa Park, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego trip app .

You can fly from Kailua-Kona to San Diego in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kailua-Kona in September; daily highs in San Diego reach 30°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the next day, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then examine the collection at Travel Town, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles planner .

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Family-friendly places like The Museum of Flight and Space Needle will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, stroll around Kerry Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of Pop Culture, and admire the landmark architecture of Seattle Public Library.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Seattle to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to New Haven.

Things to do in Seattle

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks

1
day
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get lost in a book at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and then stroll around Edgerton Park.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New Haven tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and train from Seattle to New Haven in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seattle to New Haven, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to New York City.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks
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Edgerton Park ©
Edgerton Park

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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.
Attractions like Central Park and Gulliver's Gate make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and get great views at Top of the Rock.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City route builder tool .

You can drive from New Haven to New York City in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Haven in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

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

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gettysburg National Military Park and Walking tours. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC day trip tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

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nights
Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, get your game on at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Tuckaleechee Caverns, get great views at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip planning app .

Fly from Washington DC to Pigeon Forge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Pigeon Forge are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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The Escape Game Pigeon Forge ©
The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
River Rafting & Tubing
Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and World of Disney. Kids will enjoy Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 20th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando, make a trip to Cinderella Castle, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Pigeon Forge to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Pigeon Forge in October: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Fun & Games
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Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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