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What is the USA like?

Whether you're going to chase the American Dream or you simply want to splurge on fast food, America is one of New Zealand's favourite holiday destinations. Roughly the same size as Australia, the country has much to offer, including some of the world's most iconic cities, many incredible national parks and some of the world's most revered road trips.

Which airlines fly to the USA?

Direct flights are available from Auckland to 4 American airports: Los Angeles, Honolulu, Houston and San Francisco. Several airlines offer these direct flights to the USA, including:

How long is the flight to the USA?

Honolulu

Auckland to Honolulu

8 hours 30 minutes (direct)

Christchurch to Honolulu

11 hours 25 minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Honolulu

12 hours 35 minutes (1 stop)

Wellington to Honolulu

11 hours 10 minutes (1 stop)

Los Angeles

Auckland to Los Angeles

12 hours 5 minutes (direct)

Christchurch to Los Angeles

15 hours minutes (1 stop)

Queenstown to Los Angeles

15 hours 15 minutes (1 stop)

Wellington to Los Angeles

14 hours 55 minutes (1 stop)

What is the best time to visit the USA?

Because of the country's large size, the best time to visit America depends on where you're going. The north of the country has cold winters (December to February) with snowfall common from coast to coast. On the flip side, the south of the country has sweltering summers (June to August) which can be uncomfortable for many travellers, especially inland.

With many Americans opting for domestic holidays, accommodation and flights are busier around Thanksgiving and Christmas (November and December).

Do I need a visa for the USA?

Yes. Apply for an ESTA online at least 72 hours before you intend to travel. This is valid for 2 years.

How expensive is the USA?

Most things in America are a bit cheaper than in New Zealand, although this can change in remote areas of Alaska or big cities like New York. Generally, food and drink are cheaper, as are domestic flights and long-distance coaches.

Bear in mind that tipping is expected in bars and restaurants, and the price you see advertised on menus and in shops doesn't have sales tax added until you get to the till.

Useful tips about the USA

Tipping is extremely common in America. The general rule is that if you sit down for service (in a bar, restaurant or taxi, for example) you should leave a tip.

Healthcare is very expensive in America and taking out travel insurance is highly recommended.

Even if you're not a huge sports fan, going to watch a baseball, basketball, football or hockey match is a truly American experience.

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Please note: all information is correct as of September, 2017.

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