32 days in Asia, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

32 days in Asia, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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32 days in Asia, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

Start: Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Jerusalem, Israel
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
+3
Fly + foot + bus + train:  2​h 45​min
3
Haifa, Israel
— 1 night
train + Fly:  28​h
4
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Wellington, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Papeete, French Polynesia
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 15​min
10
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  16​h
End: Bournemouth, United Kingdom

3
nights
Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem ©
Few places in the world boast such a long history and such a rich multiethnic culture as Jerusalem, a city sacred to Jews, Muslims, and Christians.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arad (Fine Art & Doll Museum & Masada Fortress), Art Quest - Club Allenby 28 (in Tel Aviv) and Jaffa Old City (in Jaffa). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Jerusalem Archaeological Park, explore the ancient world of Bethesda, and steep yourself in history at Mt of Olives.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jerusalem trip itinerary website .

Bournemouth, UK to Jerusalem is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bournemouth to Jerusalem due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bournemouth in January, expect Jerusalem to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Eilat.

Things to do in Jerusalem

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Tel Aviv, Arad
Highlights from your plan
Fine Art & Doll Museum ©
Fine Art & Doll Museum
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem ©
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1
night
Eilat, Israel

Eilat ©
At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Underwater Observatory Marine Park, explore the striking landscape of Timna Park, and then partake in some friendly competition at Escape Room Eilat.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Eilat visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jerusalem to Eilat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Jerusalem in January, expect nights in Eilat to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Haifa.

Things to do in Eilat

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Timna Park ©
Timna Park
Underwater Observatory Marine Park ©
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
Escape Room Eilat ©
Escape Room Eilat

1
night
Haifa, Israel

Haifa ©
A picturesque city in the north of the country, Haifa combines history and appearances to create an interesting and relaxing destination.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bahai Gardens and Shrine, don't miss a visit to The Baha'i Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Stella Maris Lighthouse and Carmelite Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Haifa tour planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Eilat to Haifa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Eilat in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Haifa: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Haifa

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bahai Gardens and Shrine
Highlights from your plan
The Baha'i Gardens ©
The Baha'i Gardens
Bahai Gardens  and Shrine ©
Bahai Gardens and Shrine

2
nights
Christchurch, New Zealand

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Christchurch: Little River Gallery (in Little River) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Akaroa). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Christchurch Botanic Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, and let little ones run wild at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haifa to Christchurch. The time zone difference when traveling from Haifa to Christchurch is 10 hours. When traveling from Haifa in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Christchurch, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Queenstown.

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Transportation Parks

Side Trips

Little River Gallery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
TranzAlpine Train ©
TranzAlpine Train

4
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Te Anau Glowworm Caves, & more). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial, and hike along Hollyford Track.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Christchurch to Queenstown in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
Highlights from your plan
Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Hollyford Track ©
Hollyford Track

3
nights
Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Wellington is known for museums, wildlife, classes, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, explore the striking landscape at Pinnacles Track, get around town with Wellington Cable Car, and identify plant and animal life at ZEALANDIA Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Wellington travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Wellington takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January in Wellington, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Wellington Botanic Garden, Great Alpine Highway
Highlights from your plan
Wellington Botanic Garden ©
Wellington Botanic Garden
Wellington Cable Car ©
Wellington Cable Car

4
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rotorua: Hobbiton Movie Set (in Hinuera), Waitomo Caves (Ruakuri Walk & Waitomo Glowworm Caves) and Taupo (Huka Honey Hive, Huka Falls Walkway, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Redwoods Treewalk, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rotorua online attractions planner .

Getting from Wellington to Rotorua by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Rotorua are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Auckland.

Things to do in Rotorua

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway ©
Huka Falls Walkway

3
nights
Auckland, New Zealand

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Auckland is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at SkyTower, step off the mainland to explore Waiheke Island, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Auckland Zoo, and examine the collection at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Auckland itinerary tool .

You can drive from Rotorua to Auckland in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rotorua in January: highs in Auckland hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Papeete.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
SkyTower ©
SkyTower
Auckland War Memorial Museum ©
Auckland War Memorial Museum

1
night
Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete ©
The capital of French Polynesia, Pape'ete amounts to little more than a medium-sized town by Western standards, but it is still a thriving hub of culture and commerce.
On the 30th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Fautaua. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Happy Tahiti, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, then contemplate the long history of James Norman Hall Home, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Faarumai Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Papeete road trip planning website .

You can fly from Auckland to Papeete in 7 hours. You'll gain 22 hours traveling from Auckland to Papeete due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for warmer days in Papeete, with highs around 36°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Papeete

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tahiti, Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Faarumai Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Fautaua ©
Fautaua
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands ©
Museum of Tahiti and the Islands
James Norman Hall Home ©
James Norman Hall Home

4
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online travel route planner .

You can fly from Papeete to Los Angeles in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Papeete to Los Angeles is 2 hours. Traveling from Papeete in February, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (25°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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