32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Houston
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Austin
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Dallas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Christchurch

9
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Houston Museum of Natural Science and National Museum of Funeral History. Get in touch with nature at Cockrell Butterfly Center and Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge. Change things up with these side-trips from Houston: Crocodile Encounter (in Angleton), Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Houston Museum District, look for all kinds of wild species at George Mitchell Nature Preserve, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and explore the world behind art at Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Houston online trip planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Christchurch to Houston, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in October, with highs in Houston at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Galveston, Crocodile Encounter, George Mitchell Nature Preserve, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Armand Bayou Nature Center
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District

2
nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cave Without a Name, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cibolo Nature Center, and then cruise along River Road Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum, take an in-depth tour of Battle For Texas: The Experience, thenadmire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, and finally examine the collection at Witte Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Antonio tour app.

Getting from Houston to San Antonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Antonio can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Boerne
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Cibolo Nature Center ©
Cibolo Nature Center
Battle For Texas: The Experience ©
Battle For Texas: The Experience
Witte Museum ©
Witte Museum

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, make a trip to Jacob's Well Natural Area, and then see the interesting displays at Dick's Classic Garage. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at LBJ Presidential Library, explore the world behind art at Elisabet Ney Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Austin Nature & Science Center, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Austin journey tool.

You can drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Jacob's Well Natural Area, Dick's Classic Garage
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Austin Nature & Science Center ©
Austin Nature & Science Center
LBJ Presidential Library ©
LBJ Presidential Library
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area

3
nights
Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bishop Arts District and Meadows Museum. Let the collections at Nasher Sculpture Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza capture your imagination. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, wander the streets of NorthPark Center, hike along Katy Trail, and explore the world behind art at Crow Collection of Asian Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dallas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Austin to Dallas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum ©
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Nasher Sculpture Center ©
Nasher Sculpture Center
Bishop Arts District ©
Bishop Arts District

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Historic Route 66 Museum and Counts Kustoms. Shelby American Inc and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Laughlin and see Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip builder.

You can fly from Dallas to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Historic Route 66 Museum
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Windansea Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Coronado Beach and Moonlight State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pacific Beach, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and walk around La Jolla Shores Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip planning website.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Encinitas, Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Disney Gallery, make an unforgettable trip to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, thenexperience the excitement of Incredicoaster, and finally get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Anaheim are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center ©
Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center
The Disney Gallery ©
The Disney Gallery
Incredicoaster ©
Incredicoaster

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Broad and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Pasadena
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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