30 days in United States & New Zealand Itinerary

30 days in United States & New Zealand Itinerary

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Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rotorua, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Drive to Hamilton International Airport, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando, United States
— 5 nights
Drive
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Folly Beach, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff

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Las Vegas, United States

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, get outside with Mandalay Bay Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Cardiff, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Las Vegas is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Cardiff in June, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 46°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip website.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get colder in San Francisco: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for Rotorua on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Rotorua, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Sulphur City

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
On the 18th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Agrodome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Te Puia, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get impressive views of Waimangu Volcanic Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rotorua day trip planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Rotorua by flight takes about 17.5 hours. You'll lose 20 hours traveling from San Francisco to Rotorua due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in June; daily highs in Rotorua reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Taupo, New Zealand

— 3 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Family-friendly places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Huka Honey Hive will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huka Falls Walkway, explore the striking landscape at Spa Thermal Park and Riverbank Recreational and Scenic Reserve, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and have fun at Huka Prawn Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Taupo tour planner.

You can drive from Rotorua to Taupo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Taupo

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Orlando, United States

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Discovery Cove. Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 26th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Taupo to Orlando. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 17 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Folly Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Folly Beach, United States

— 2 nights
Folly Beach is a city located on Folly Island in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Folly Beach Public Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then kick back and relax at Folly Beach County Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Folly Beach vacation planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Folly Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of train and car. In June in Folly Beach, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Folly Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Washington DC, United States

— 4 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Folly Beach to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. In June, daily temperatures in Washington DC can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

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 The Metropolitan Museum of Art make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of New York City to go to Bronx and see Bronx Zoo, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, get great views at Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.