13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  25​h
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Queenstown

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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.
For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Queenstown to Los Angeles. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Nightlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Walt Disney Concert Hall ©
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Los Angeles in July: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, expect Yosemite National Park to be cooler, temps between 32°C and 8°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fisherman's Wharf and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Tomales Bay State Park. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga), Healdsburg (Stonestreet Winery & Stephen & Walker Winery) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & V. Sattui). Dedicate the 9th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get great views at Twin Peaks, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Point Reyes Seashore National Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marin Headlands.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, Marin Headlands, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Castello di Amorosa
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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