53 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

53 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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53 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central, New Zealand
Fly:  20​h 30​min
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Sierra Vista, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
San Diego, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
New Orleans, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + tram:  4​h 15​min
4
Miami, United States
— 11 nights
+2
tram + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
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Washington DC, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
10
Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Auckland Central, New Zealand

4
nights
Sierra Vista, United States

Sierra Vista ©
Sierra Vista is a city in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. The Village of Elgin Winery and Titan Missile Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Patagonia Lake State Park and Chiricahua National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Tombstone (Boothilll Graveyard, O.K. Corral, & more), Kartchner Caverns State Park (in Benson) and Tubac (Tubac Golf Resort, La Paloma de Tubac, & more). There's more to do: do a tasting at Dos Cabezas WineWorks.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sierra Vista road trip app .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Sierra Vista is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -19 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in April, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sierra Vista: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sierra Vista

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tombstone, Tubac, Chiricahua National Monument, Kartchner Caverns State Park, Dos Cabezas WineWorks
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Kartchner Caverns State Park ©
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Chiricahua National Monument ©
Chiricahua National Monument
Patagonia Lake State Park ©
Patagonia Lake State Park

2
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San Diego, United States

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 (Fri), kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, contemplate the long history of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sierra Vista to San Diego. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sierra Vista, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in San Diego

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

6
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New Orleans, United States

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and Mardi Gras World. Popular historic sites such as Garden District and St. Louis Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to Slidell to see Nature & Wildlife Tours about 48 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, pause for some serene contemplation at immacuLate conception church, get a taste of the local shopping with Frenchmen Street, and stop by Faulkner House Books.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New Orleans travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sat) before leaving for Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum

11
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Miami, United States

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Lincoln Road and The Wolfsonian-Florida International University are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens and Historic Stranahan House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Lauderdale (Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Fort Lauderdale Beach, & more), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Anhinga Trail, & more) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Shops at Merrick Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours.

Before you visit Miami, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. When traveling from New Orleans in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Miami: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, Sawgrass Mills, Hollywood Beach
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 8:
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Art Deco Tours ©
Art Deco Tours
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Gateway National Recreation and Bronx Zoo. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and make a trip to Times Square.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip site .

Traveling by combination of tram, flight, and bus from Miami to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in May, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bronx Zoo, Gateway National Recreation
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

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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 National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Art and Gettysburg National Military Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore (in Baltimore) and Breezy Point Beach and Campground (in Chesapeake Beach). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Eastern Market, look for all kinds of wild species at Scott's Run Nature Preserve, and contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Washington DC journey maker website .

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, you will find days in Washington DC are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Takoma Park Farmers Market, Gettysburg National Military Park, Horseshoe Casino, Tomb of the Unknowns, Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Find places to stay May 11 — 16:
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Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning website .

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In May, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and Hollywood & Highland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Bergamot Station). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To plan Los Angeles vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In May, Los Angeles is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Find places to stay May 19 — 24:
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa, stroll through Twin Peaks, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Find places to stay May 24 — 29:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Take a break from the city and head to Granville Island and Kitsilano Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Spanish Banks and Wreck Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vancouver: George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary (in Delta) and Steveston Heritage Fishing Village (in Richmond). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum of Anthropology, admire the landmark architecture of Bloedel Conservatory, meet the residents at Vancouver Aquarium, and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Vancouver trip planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Vancouver in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Vancouver, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lighthouse Park, George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Steveston Heritage Fishing Village
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Kitsilano Beach ©
Kitsilano Beach
Museum of Anthropology ©
Museum of Anthropology

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