My North America Itinerary & Goals

The final countdown is officially on and I’m going on my first ever trip to North America in just over two weeks!

As you can imagine I’m extremely excited and I’m also very busy during this time – February has been the busiest month for me. I flew to Auckland twice, spent a week in Tauranga and my best friend is coming to stay for a week soon.

We only received our shipping container full of household stuff at the end of January, so we still haven’t fully unpacked yet or completed setting up our new place.

All of this while organising my big trip and searching for work in each place has unfortunately left writing for my blog in the backseat.

But I thought I could at least update you a bit before I go away and tell you what I have coming up for my next big travel adventures, including goals for each place.

Here is a map of everywhere I’m going to over the space of four weeks in March and April:

Itinerary
• Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 March (4 nights)

Los Angeles, California 

On the Agenda:

– Disneyland!
– We Love LA full day tour
– Museum of Art
– Farmers Market
– Soak up Cali vibes
– Try all those iconic American food places (Shake Shack, Taco Bell, Cinnabon etc.)
Goals:
– Get a photo with the Hollywood sign
– Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame
– Visit Venice Beach and Santa Monica Pier
– Have a blast at Disneyland

• Monday 12 – Thursday 15 March (4 nights):

Las Vegas, Nevada 

On the Agenda:

– Grand Canyon day trip
– Cirque du Soleil show
– Hike in the Valley of Fire (with Outdoor Travel Tours)
– Visit Hard Rock Cafe
– Las Vegas food tour (with Taste Tours)

Goals:
– Gamle in Las Vegas!
– See the Bellagio fountain show
– Get a photo with the LV sign 
– Helicopter over the Grand Canyon
– See a show in Vegas
• Friday 16 – Monday 19 March (4 nights): 

Chicago, Illinois 

On the Agenda:

– St Patrick’s Day celebrations
– Pizza tour
– River skyline tour
– Walking city tour

Goals:
– Get a photo with the Bean
– See the green river on Paddy’s Day
– See the amazing skyline from the river
– Eat aaaall the pizza
• Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 March (5 nights)

Ottawa, Ontario 

On the Agenda:

– Stay with friends
– Visit Parliament Hill
– Museum of History
– Parc Omega
– Stay for the weekend in Quebec City (unconfirmed)
Goals:
– See Canadian animals
– Stuff yourself silly with poutine and maple syrup
– See snow?
– Learn some Canadian history
• Sunday 25 – Friday 30 March (6 nights)

New York City, New York 

On the Agenda:

– Central Park
– Top of the Rock
– Full day NYC tour with New York Tour 1
– Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play Parts 1 & 2 (woohoo!)
– Empire State Building
– Times Square
– One World Trade Center
– Statue of Liberty
– Ice skating at Rockefeller Center
– Greenwich food tour
– Metropolitan Museum of Art
– Brooklyn Bridge
– Gossip Girl tour
– Natural History Museum
Goals:
– Do all of the above
– Get some amazing photos
– See Harry Potter on Broadway!
– Eat NY pizza and hotdogs
– Master the subway
– Visit iconic sights from Home Alone, GG, Friends etc.

• Saturday 31 – Wednesday 4 April (4 nights):

Orlando, Florida

On the Agenda:
– Universal Studios Florida
– Drinking cocktails by the pool
Goals:
– Have a blast at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
– Drink Butterbeer!
– Go on the Incredible Hulk rollercoaster
– Relax before your long flight home

I am flying home via Houston, Texas where I have an 8-hour layover, so I’m not quite sure yet if it’s worth venturing out or if I will just stay put in the airport and catch up on some work.

At that is basically my trip in a nutshell! I know it’s a lot of places jam-packed into four weeks but I really wanted to make the most of my first time there and tick off everywhere that I’ve dreamed about for so many years.

It should be an absolutely amazing trip. Two countries, nine states (ten if I pop over to New Jersey), nine flights in total, two buses and 7 jobs lined up (so far).

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my trip.
Please let me know in the comments if you have any advice for me at all and any recommendations for things to do and best places to eat if you have them for anywhere I’m going to! I would really appreciate it.

If I have time I am hoping to write up a packing list like the one I wrote for Southeast Asia. Packing this time will be a bit trickier as I’m going to places where it could be still very cold on the tail-end of winter (Chicago, Ottawa, New York) and places where it will be a lot warmer (Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Florida). I like to travel super light so layering will be key!

As always I will also be making travel vlogs over on my YouTube channel and posting plenty of photos on my Instagram, so follow along if you would like to keep up.

Stay tuned for plenty of North America blog posts too!

Happy Travels,

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