18 days in Las Vegas, Palm Springs & San Diego Itinerary

18 days in Las Vegas, Palm Springs & San Diego Itinerary

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18 days in Las Vegas, Palm Springs & San Diego Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  18​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h
Auckland Central

8
days
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gun Garage, Le Reve - The Dream and Evolution Expeditions. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at New York New York Casino, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Las Vegas is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Mojave Desert, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

1
day
Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, within the Coachella Valley. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Shield's Date Farm, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and Old Town Temecula. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): wander the streets of Old Town Temecula.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs travel planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Palm Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in January; daily highs in Palm Springs reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Transportation Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town Temecula, Shield's Date Farm
Highlights from your plan
Shield's Date Farm

6
days
San Diego

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fashion Valley, San Diego Fly Rides and Seaport Village. Get outdoors at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Diego holiday planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in San Diego, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo

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