15 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

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15 days in Seattle, Las Vegas & San Diego Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Space Needle, and examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Seattle sightseeing planning site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Seattle is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Seattle due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in November, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Seattle: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seattle, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Las Vegas in November, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Disney California Adventure Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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