15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  19​h
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. For shopping fun, head to The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian or Barneys New York. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at New York New York Casino, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online itinerary maker .

Auckland, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through Curry Village Ice Rink, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, and fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route builder .

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Marina District, don't miss a visit to Nob Hill, and take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco travel planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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