24 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
New Orleans, United States
— 5 nights
Le Claire, United States
— 5 nights
Detroit, United States
— 6 nights


Vancouver, Canada — 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Head to Museum of Anthropology and Bill Reid Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll get in some beach time at Kitsilano Beach and Third Beach. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to Squamish (Stawamus Chief Park & Shannon Falls Provincial Park) and Britannia Mine Museum (in Britannia Beach). Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park, and hike along West Vancouver Seawall.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver journey planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Vancouver is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Vancouver is minus 20 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vancouver, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to New Orleans.
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New Orleans, United States — 5 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Head to Hex: Old World Witchery and Jamie Hayes Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and Garden District. Change things up with a short trip to Whitney Plantation in Wallace (about 52 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Ultimate Swamp Adventures, sample the fine beverages at The Sazerac House, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to New Orleans takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Vancouver to New Orleans. When traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Le Claire.
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Le Claire, United States — 5 nights

Le Claire is a city in Scott County, Iowa, United States. Museum-lovers will appreciate Buffalo Bill Museum and Northwest Territory Historic Center. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Antique Archeology and The Shameless Chocoholic. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Le Claire: Lock & Dam 13 Recreation Area (in Fulton), Clinton (Bickelhaupt Arboretum & Wide River Winery) and Dixon (Loveland Community House & Veterans' Memorial Arch). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Thomson Causeway Recreation Area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Green Tree Brewery, explore the landscape on two wheels at Great River Trail, and learn about winemaking at Wide River Winery Tasting Room.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Le Claire online holiday maker.

You can drive from New Orleans to Le Claire in 14 hours. Expect colder evenings in Le Claire when traveling from New Orleans in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Detroit.
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Detroit, United States — 6 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Greenfield Village and Yates Cider Mill will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at The Henry Ford and Franklin Cider Mill. Step out of Detroit to go to Chesterfield and see Stahls Automotive Collection, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Motown Museum, get engrossed in the history at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, visit Detroit Downtown, and admire the masterpieces at Detroit Institute of Arts.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Detroit attractions planning site.

Getting from Le Claire to Detroit by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Le Claire to Detroit. Traveling from Le Claire in September, expect nights in Detroit to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.