15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Auckland Central
Fly:  22​h
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Auckland Central

2
days
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and then steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, then explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Washington DC is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Washington DC. When traveling from Auckland Central in March, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Washington DC: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, Arlington National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ©

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Fisherman's Wharf and Twin Peaks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Miramar Beach (in Half Moon Bay). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Baker Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Washington DC to San Francisco in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in March: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miramar Beach, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. The adventure continues: take in a show at Bellagio Fountains, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Hermosa Beach Pier. You'll get in some beach time at Santa Monica Beach and Santa Monica Bay. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier
Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach

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