26 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

26 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

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26 days in United States & Niagara Falls Itinerary

Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Orlando, United States
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Niagara Falls, Canada
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Washington DC, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
7
Anaheim, United States
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  16​h
End: Auckland, New Zealand

6
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Kids will enjoy Magic Kingdom Park and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 2nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, enjoy some diversion at E.T. Adventure, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

To find out how to plan a trip to Orlando, use our trip itinerary maker.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Orlando is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -17 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in March, expect nights in Orlando to be slightly colder, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
nights
Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara Falls ©
Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Niagara SkyWheel and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then explore the striking landscape at Journey Behind the Falls, and then take in panoramic vistas at Skylon Tower.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in April, expect Niagara Falls to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Butterfly Conservatory ©
Butterfly Conservatory
Niagara SkyWheel ©
Niagara SkyWheel
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Niagara Falls in April, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial and then get a sense of history and politics at The White House. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC online day trip planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Washington DC hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Zoological Park ©
National Zoological Park

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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Washington DC to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 31°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Studios Hollywood and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. There's much more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for little chillier days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Anaheim, United States

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Go for a jaunt from Anaheim to Dana Point to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney and make a trip to Anaheim Packing District.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim road trip planning tool .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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