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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Lahaina, Maui
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
3
Page
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ocean City
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
New York City
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
New Haven
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Wellington

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Battleship Missouri Memorial and Iolani Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kailua Beach Park and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary builder .

Wellington, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Honolulu is minus 22 hours. Traveling from Wellington in September, expect Honolulu to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Haleakala Crater. Family-friendly places like Wailea Beach and Napili Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lahaina: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Kihei) and Maui Tropical Plantation (in Wailuku). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lahaina Banyan Court, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Maui Ocean Center, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a stroll through Lahaina Front Street.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lahaina online trip maker .

You can fly from Honolulu to Lahaina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Wailuku, Scuba & Snorkeling, Haleakala Crater, Wailea Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Maui Ocean Center ©
Maui Ocean Center
Wailea Beach ©
Wailea Beach

2
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Antelope Canyon and River Rafting & Tubing. Change things up with these side-trips from Page: Grand Canyon National Park (Navajo Bridge & Cape Royal). And it doesn't end there: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, have fun at Gunfighter Canyon, and see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lahaina to Page takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Lahaina to Page. Traveling from Lahaina in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Page, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Photography Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook

4
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.
Attractions like Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and Avatar Flight of Passage. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cinderella Castle, get your game on at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and stop by World of Disney.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Page to Orlando in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Page to Orlando, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Page in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Orlando. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

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

2
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 4th (Sun): try out the rides at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, then admire the natural beauty at Parrot Mountain & Gardens, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits 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.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Pigeon Forge trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Orlando to Pigeon Forge by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: high temperatures in Pigeon Forge hover around 27°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Gatlinburg, Tuckaleechee Caverns, River Rafting & Tubing
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Parrot Mountain & Gardens ©
Parrot Mountain & Gardens
River Rafting & Tubing
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster ©
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gettysburg National Military Park and Walking tours. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Korean War Veterans Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of National Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Pigeon Forge to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ocean City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gettysburg National Military Park
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Korean War Veterans Memorial ©
Korean War Veterans Memorial

2
nights
Ocean City

Ocean City ©
One of the country's favorite vacation resorts, Ocean City draws nearly 8 million visitors annually with its oceanfront boardwalk, clean beaches, and amusement parks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Ocean City Boardwalk and then take in the waterfront at Ocean City Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Rehoboth Beach Public Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean City Beach.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ocean City vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Washington DC to Ocean City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Ocean City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City Boardwalk
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
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Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk
Ocean City Beach ©
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City Boardwalk ©
Ocean City Boardwalk

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and New York Public Library. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, get curious at Gulliver's Gate, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ocean City to New York City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in New York City are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to New Haven.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Tours
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

1
night
New Haven

New Haven ©
New Haven, in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the collection at Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library and then stroll around Edgerton Park.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New Haven trip maker website .

Drive from New York City to New Haven in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in New Haven. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New Haven

Parks
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Edgerton Park ©
Edgerton Park
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library ©

4
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Lamar Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and don't miss a visit to Artist Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and car from New Haven to Yellowstone National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New Haven to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Haven in October, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are little chillier (9°C), and nights are much colder (-4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Grand Teton
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Horseback Riding Tours
Lamar Valley ©
Lamar Valley

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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 21st (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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