43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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43 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
New Orleans
— 9 nights
2
Orlando
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Washington DC
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
New York City
— 12 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Wellington

9
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, make a trip to Jackson Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Audubon Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip website .

Wellington, New Zealand to New Orleans is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in December, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
Garden District ©
Garden District

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 58 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 14th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld Orlando, discover the magic at Epcot, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in December, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beck Brothers blueberries U-Pick, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

10
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.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Baltimore (Sagamore Spirit Distillery & Urban Axes Baltimore), Gettysburg (Little Round Top & Gettysburg National Military Park) and National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes (in Emmitsburg). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a sense of history and politics at The Pentagon, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and browse the collection at Library of Congress.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip tool .

Fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in December, with highs in Washington DC at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arlington, Baltimore, Gettysburg, National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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Urban Axes Baltimore ©
Urban Axes Baltimore
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

12
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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore and take pictures at The High Line, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, and make a trip to Grand Central Terminal.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our New York City road trip planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in New York City are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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