21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  24 h
1
New York City
— 5 nights
Foot + Fly:  9 h 30 min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  8 h
6
Haleiwa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Waimanalo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Christchurch

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Head to Tiffany & Co. and Chelsea Marketfor plenty of shopping. On the 16th (Mon), plan a day focused around Central Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City vacation trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Christchurch in January, expect New York City to be colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Shopping
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, then buy something for everyone on your list at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, then look for gifts at Barneys New York, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder.

You can fly from New York City to Las Vegas in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in Las Vegas hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

2
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 24th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at The Grove, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, wander the streets of Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally stop by Hollywood & Highland.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and The Exploratorium. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and The Embarcadero. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and look for gifts at Union Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip generator.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Haleiwa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Haleiwa

Haleiwa ©
Haleiwa is a North Shore community and census-designated place (CDP) in the Waialua District of the island of Oahu, City and County of Honolulu. On the 30th (Mon), kick back and relax at Waimea Bay and then kick back and relax at Sunset Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Haleiwa online itinerary creator.

Getting from San Francisco to Haleiwa by flight takes about 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco to Haleiwa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect Haleiwa to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to do a combination of to Waimanalo.

Things to do in Haleiwa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park
Waimea Bay ©
Waimea Bay

2
nights
Waimanalo

Waimanalo ©
Waimānalo is a census-designated place (CDP) in the City & County of Honolulu, in the District of Koolaupoko on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, United States. Relax by the water at Kailua Beach Park and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Take a break from the city and head to Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head State Monument. Take a break from Waimanalo with a short trip to Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, about 32 minutes away.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Waimanalo itinerary maker.

Do a combination of from Haleiwa to Waimanalo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Haleiwa in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Waimanalo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Waimanalo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Honolulu, Kailua Beach Park
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Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

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