22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Honolulu
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Foot:  9 h 30 min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h
End: Christchurch

3
nights
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 16th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Waikiki Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu sightseeing planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Honolulu is minus 22 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in January: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

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.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then look for gifts at Gaslamp Quarter. On the next day, stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego vacation planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Diego in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Diego. Traveling from Honolulu in January, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

4
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.
Getty Center Publications and Santa Monica Pier are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at The Grove and Bergamot Station. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at Third Street Promenade, wander the streets of Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

3
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 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. The adventure continues: stop by Union Square, learn more about the world around you at California Academy of Sciences, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and have fun and explore at The Exploratorium.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online itinerary creator.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in San Francisco reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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 29th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and finally look for gifts at Barneys New York. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Gateway National Recreation are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, get a taste of the local shopping with Brazil NY Tour, and look for gifts at Tiffany & Co..

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read New York City travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in New York City are colder (3°C), and nights are little chillier (-3°C). On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Gateway National Recreation
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder.

Fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Tours
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