15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland Central
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Auckland Central

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Escape the urban bustle at Fort Funston National Park and Twin Peaks. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, wander the streets of Union Square, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco journey maker site .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland Central to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in June, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
On the 8th (Sat), shop like a local with The Strip and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas route tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
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 10th (Mon), stop by Hopi House, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in June, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

4
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.
Do your shopping at Amoeba Music and Third Street Promenade. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim, approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at The Grove, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Los Angeles hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Head to Polynesian Cultural Center and Ala Moana Centerfor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Waikiki Beach and Manoa Falls. When in Honolulu, make a side trip to see Sunset Beach Park in Haleiwa, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, stroll through Diamond Head State Monument, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu tour planning tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 35°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Beach Park, Polynesian Cultural Center
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Sunset Beach Park ©
Sunset Beach Park

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