44 days in North America Itinerary

44 days in North America Itinerary

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44 days in North America Itinerary

Start: Queenstown, New Zealand
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Washington DC, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
New York City, United States
— 6 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  8​h 30​min
9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Mexico City, Mexico
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Queenstown, New Zealand

3
nights
Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Explore Honolulu's surroundings by going to Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea), Haleiwa (Sunset Beach Park & Waimea Bay) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip planner .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time, which is usually a -22 hour difference. March in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park, Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

4
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Honolulu in March, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

5
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Badger Pass Ski Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, trek along Mono Pass Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in March: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles route app .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 27°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in April: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Washington DC, United States

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC day trip planning app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Washington DC in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and subway; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
Tidal Basin ©
Tidal Basin

6
nights
New York City, United States

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 the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Grand Central Terminal, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in April, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3
nights
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Playa del Carmen: Tulum (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Tulum Archaeological Site). Spend the 24th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Xcaret and take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Playa del Carmen itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Playa del Carmen in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Playa del Carmen hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Tulum
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Xcaret ©
Xcaret
Tulum Archaeological Site ©
Tulum Archaeological Site

3
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Go for a jaunt from Mexico City to San Juan Teotihuacan to see Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe, and get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mexico City day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Mexico City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in April, Mexico City is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan ©
Museo del Tiempo Tlalpan
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes

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