15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
San Francisco
— 5 nights


Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Do your shopping at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and Barneys New York. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Las Vegas is minus 20 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Badger Pass Ski Area and Elizabeth Lake. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through Marina District, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and visit The Embarcadero.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.