16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

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

1
night
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 4th (Tue), explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Honolulu tour itinerary planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Honolulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland Central to Honolulu is minus 22 hours. When traveling from Auckland Central in June, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Honolulu: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach

2
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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Honolulu in June: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit warmer days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 46°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Casinos, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then stroll through Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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