47 days in United States & New Zealand Itinerary

47 days in United States & New Zealand Itinerary

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Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  6 h
1
Queenstown, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Rotorua, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
3
Lihue, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Kailua-Kona, United States
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Lahaina, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Honolulu, United States
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
7
New York City, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
8
Miami, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h
9
Los Angeles, United States
— 8 nights
Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Queenstown, New Zealand

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Artbay Gallery and Queenstown Arts Centre. Get outdoors at The Chasm Walk and Kiwi Birdlife Park. Step out of Queenstown to go to Milford Sound and see Homer Tunnel, which is approximately 3h 30 min away. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, get interesting insight from Tours, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown holiday planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Queenstown is an approximately 6- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Rotorua.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Chasm Walk, Homer Tunnel
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
The Chasm Walk ©
The Chasm Walk
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

3
nights
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Get a sense of the local culture at Te Puia and New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Escape the urban bustle at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Go for a jaunt from Rotorua to Taupo to see Huka Falls Walkway about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Waikite Valley Thermal Pools, look for gifts at Jelly Belly Store & Gallery, get interesting insight from Tours, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rotorua trip planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lihue.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Huka Falls Walkway
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Te Puia ©
Te Puia
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland ©
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Huka Falls Walkway
Huka Falls Walkway

4
nights
Lihue, United States

Lihue ©
Lihue or Līhue is an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) and the county seat of Kauai County, Hawaii. Relax by the water at Poipu Beach Park and Salt Pond Beach Park. Escape the urban bustle at Shipwreck Beach and Kalapaki Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lihue: Canyon Trail (in Waimea), Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (in Kilauea) and Allerton Garden (in Poipu). There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stop by Garden Isle Bath & Body LLC, view the masterpieces at Seductions of Kauai Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Kauai Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lihue trip maker app.

Getting from Rotorua to Lihue by flight takes about 14.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Rotorua to Lihue, you'll gain 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rotorua in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Lihue: highs are around 31°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Lihue

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Poipu, Kapaa, Canyon Trail, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Salt Pond Beach Park
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Poipu Beach Park ©
Poipu Beach Park
Shipwreck Beach ©
Shipwreck Beach
Photography Tours

1
night
Kailua-Kona, United States

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mokuaikaua Church, take an in-depth tour of Kona Coffee Living History Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kahaluu Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kailua-Kona journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Lihue to Kailua-Kona takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lahaina.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kahaluu Beach, Kona Coffee Living History Farm
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kona Coffee Living History Farm ©
Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Kahaluu Beach ©
Kahaluu Beach

7
nights
Lahaina, United States

Lahaina ©
Once the booming capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the tropical paradise of Lahaina still remains one of Maui's top vacation attractions, providing both culture and recreation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Costantino Studio and Village Galleries in Lahaina. Lahaina Printsellers and Lahaina Galleries will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Lahaina's surroundings by going to Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery (in Kula), Ho'okipa Beach Park (in Paia) and Kamaole Beach Park III (in Kihei). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring the striking scenery along Hana Highway - Road to Hana. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lahaina Harbor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Po'olenalena Beach, work some fitness into your day at Wailea Beach Path, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kapalua Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lahaina trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Kailua-Kona to Lahaina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Lahaina

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wailea, Ocean Vodka Organic Farm and Distillery, Ho'okipa Beach Park, Kapalua Beach, Kamaole Beach Park III
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Ho'okipa Beach Park ©
Ho'okipa Beach Park
Kapalua Beach ©
Kapalua Beach
Kamaole Beach Park III ©
Kamaole Beach Park III

2
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.
On the 19th (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Nu’uanu Pali, then kick back and relax at Lanikai Beach, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Diamond Head State Monument and then trek along Koko Crater Railway Trail.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Lahaina to Honolulu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In April in Honolulu, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kailua, Nu’uanu Pali
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Lanikai Beach ©
Lanikai Beach
Koko Crater Railway Trail ©
Koko Crater Railway Trail
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

7
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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Chapel and Stone Church. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Sussex (High Point Cross Country Ski Center & High Point State Park), Cragsmoor (Ice Caves and Verkeerderkill Falls Trail Hike & Sam's Point Preserve) and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the views from Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, immerse yourself in nature at Schunnemunk State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our New York City road trip planning website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Honolulu to New York City in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and subway. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Honolulu to New York City due to the time zone difference. In April, New York City is cooler than Honolulu - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Sussex, Cragsmoor, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Balloon Rides, Schunnemunk State Park
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley Visitor Center and Wakodahatchee Wetlands. Museum-lovers will appreciate Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery and Coral Springs Museum of Art. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands (in Boynton Beach), Lion Country Safari (in Loxahatchee) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Chokoloskee). Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, kick back and relax at South Beach, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and walk around Big Cypress National Preserve.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Miami hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Ochopee, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands

8
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.
Visit Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Running Horse Ranch and Tehachapi Mountain Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Oceanside (Oceanside Pier & Dolphin & Whale Watching), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Have a day of magic on the 11th (Sat) at Disney California Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, and find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Miami to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oceanside, Anaheim, Tehachapi, Santa Monica, Crystal Cove
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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