20 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 7 nights
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
— 3 nights


New York City — 7 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenwich Village and Brighton Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. There's much more to do: stroll through Central Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are La Guardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and John F Kennedy International Airport. In January in New York City, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 5 nights

City of Angels

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 Getty Center and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section) and The Broad. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from New York City to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Miami Beach.
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Miami Beach — 4 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Miami Beach & Boardwalk and 12th Street Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Surfside Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road, and explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Miami Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 3 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Get in touch with nature at Manoa Falls and Koko Crater Railway Trail. Relax by the water at Ala Moana Beach Park and Kapiolani Regional Park. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and take a tour by water with Dolphin Quest.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Honolulu day trip planner.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Honolulu in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Miami Beach to Honolulu, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C.
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United States travel guide

More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.