54 days in United States, Australia & Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) Itinerary

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Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to Bronx
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Bronx, United States
— 1 night
Drive
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New York City, United States
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Jersey City, United States
— 2 nights
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States
— 15 nights
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Drive to McGhee Tyson Airport, Fly to Queenstown International Airport, Drive to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), New Zealand
— 14 nights
Drive
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Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Australia
— 16 nights
Drive
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Kew, Australia
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Bronx, United States — 1 night

Boogie Town

The northernmost New York City borough, the Bronx has many claims to fame, including being the birthplace of hip-hop and home of the New York Yankees.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Rockland Bakery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kykuit, and then enjoy the sea views from Sheffield Island Lighthouse. On your second day here, get to know the resident critters at Bronx Zoo and then take in nature's colorful creations at New York Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bronx itinerary app.

New Delhi, India to Bronx is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 10.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bronx: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History and then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

New York City is just a stone's throw from Bronx. In August, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Jersey City.
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Jersey City, United States — 2 nights

Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park, don't miss a visit to Asbury Park Boardwalk, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ocean Grove Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Empty Sky - 9/11 Memorial and then admire the majestic nature at Liberty State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jersey City tour site.

Jersey City is just a stone's throw from New York City. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States — 15 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Get out of town with these interesting Great Smoky Mountains National Park side-trips: Asheville (Food Tours, ZaPow!, &more), River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Wheels Through Time Transportation Museum (in Maggie Valley). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, get interesting insight from Raft Outdoor Adventures, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and cruise along Newfound Gap Road.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Great Smoky Mountains National Park day trip planner.

Fly from Jersey City to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).
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Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu): Franz Josef (West Coast Wildlife Centre, Tatare Tunnels Walk, &more), Fox Glacier (Gillespies Beach, ReflectioNZ Gifts & Gallery, &more) and Lake Tekapo (Air Safaris, Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue, &more).

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) is 17 hours. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.
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A holiday in Cradle Mountain-Lake St.
Get out of town with these interesting Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park side-trips: Sheffield (World Of Marbles, The Emporium, &more), Nelson Falls (in Queenstown) and Mole Creek (Marakoopa Cave, Mole Creek Caves, &more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Dove Lake Circuit, look for all kinds of wild species at Devils @ Cradle, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Reliquaire, and find something for the whole family at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park online sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park with the Route module. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park due to the time zone difference. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Kew.
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Kew, Australia — 1 night

Kew, New South Wales is a small town in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council local government area. On the 23rd (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at North Brother Mountain, learn about winemaking at Long Point Vineyard, and then make a trip to Crystalline Pottery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kew online trip maker.

Drive from Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park to Kew in 26 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September in Kew, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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