13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland Central

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland Central in May, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 27th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along South Kaibab Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, and get great views at Lipan Point.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are colder (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then get great views at Horseshoe Bend.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Page online travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Page, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Page

#Nature, #Parks
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Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Moorten Botanical Garden and then stop by Crystal Fantasy.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs tour planner .

You can fly from Page to Palm Springs in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Page in May: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 40°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Parks, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Moorten Botanical Garden ©
Moorten Botanical Garden
Crystal Fantasy ©
Crystal Fantasy

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). Pack the 2nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire all the interesting features of Staples Center, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planning tool .

Getting from Palm Springs to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Palm Springs in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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