13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
car:  8​h 30​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Auckland

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.
Los Angeles is known for museums, theme parks, childrens museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -20 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in May; daily highs in San Francisco reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, make a trip to Chapel of the Flowers, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online travel route planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in May, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Willow Beach, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

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