33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Houston
— 10 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
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Christchurch

10
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 Cockrell Butterfly Center. Explore hidden gems such as Houston Museum District and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Armand Bayou Nature Center (in Pasadena), Galveston (Dolphin & Whale Watching & East End Historic District) and Big Thicket National Preserve (in Kountze). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, look for all kinds of wild species at St Francis Wolf Sanctuary, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, and brush up on your military savvy at Lone Star Flight Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Houston online itinerary planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Houston is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Christchurch to Houston. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in October; daily highs in Houston reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Galveston, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Armand Bayou Nature Center, George Mitchell Nature Preserve, Crocodile Encounter
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Houston Museum District ©
Houston Museum District
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ©
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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.
Take a break from the city and head to River Road Park and Cibolo Nature Center. Museum-lovers will get to explore Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site and The Alamo. Venture out of the city with trips to Fredericksburg (Narrow Path Winery & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Battle For Texas: The Experience, admire the masterpieces at San Antonio Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to Main Plaza, and see the interesting displays at San Antonio Fire Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Antonio vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Houston to San Antonio takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fredericksburg, Boerne
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Grape Creek Vineyards on Main ©
Grape Creek Vineyards on Main
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site ©
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site
Battle For Texas: The Experience ©
Battle For Texas: The Experience

2
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 22nd (Thu), get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, admire the masterpieces at Elisabet Ney Museum, thenidentify plant and animal life at Austin Nature & Science Center, and finally take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, hike along Jacob's Well Natural Area, and then examine the collection at Dick's Classic Garage.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Austin, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Austin

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dick's Classic Garage, Jacob's Well Natural Area
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Austin Nature & Science Center ©
Austin Nature & Science Center
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center ©
Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

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 Frontiers of Flight Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Nasher Sculpture Center and Crow Collection of Asian Art. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, trek along Katy Trail, stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, and stop by Dallas Arts District.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dallas vacation planning website.

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 your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums Neighborhoods Parks
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Meadows Museum ©
Meadows 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Historic Route 66 Museum and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. Appreciate the collections at Shelby American Inc and Titanic. Venture out of the city with trips to Overton (Valley of Fire State Park & Atlatl Rock). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Las Vegas Shooting Center, shop like a local with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Overton, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Historic Route 66 Museum
Find places to stay Oct 26 — Nov 1:
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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

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): catch some excitement at Star Tours - The Adventures Continue, experience the excitement of Space Mountain, thendiscover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Disney Gallery. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Corona Del Mar State Beach, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip maker app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Anaheim by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in November, with highs in Anaheim at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar State Beach
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Star Tours - The Adventures Continue ©
Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
Corona Del Mar State Beach ©
Corona Del Mar State Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum, kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach, thenadmire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Windansea Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Anaheim to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Del Mar City Beach
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, thenexamine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection, thenadmire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and finally explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip maker.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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