20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Christchurch

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 26th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planning website .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. Traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Christchurch in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
San Diego

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip planning app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas visit planning website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Carlos Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get cooler in Monterey: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Trails

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, then get advice or help at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Panorama Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Monterey to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 9th (Sun) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. You will leave for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in San Francisco

#Tours, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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