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:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Cedar City
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Denver
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pueblo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online tour planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Auckland Central to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Auckland Central in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Tue), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, wander the streets of The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cedar City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Cedar City

Cedar City ©
Cedar City is a city in Iron County, Utah, United States, 250mi south of Salt Lake City, and 180mi north of Las Vegas on Interstate 15. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the activities along Taylor Creek and then examine the collection at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cedar City visit planning website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Cedar City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Cedar City are little chillier (23°C), and nights are much colder (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Cedar City

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Taylor Creek
Highlights from your plan
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 3rd (Thu), take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction, then learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, and then take in the awesome beauty at Grand Mesa.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Junction trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cedar City to Grand Junction takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. October in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Meadery of the Rockies
Highlights from your plan
Grand Mesa ©
Grand Mesa
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

1
night
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 4th (Fri), listen to music at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, then take a stroll through 16th Street Mall, and then steep yourself in history at Union Station.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Denver road trip planning tool .

Getting from Grand Junction to Denver by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Pueblo.

Things to do in Denver

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
16th Street Mall ©
16th Street Mall
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Denver Union Station ©
Denver Union Station

1
night
Pueblo

Pueblo ©
Pueblo is a home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, then examine the collection at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, then take an in-depth tour of Pueblo Heritage Museum, and finally get outside with Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pueblo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Denver to Pueblo takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Pueblo hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Pueblo

Museums Outdoors Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum ©
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum
Pueblo Heritage Museum ©
Pueblo Heritage Museum

2
nights
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, steep yourself in history at Loretto Chapel, then take a memorable drive along The Plaza, then don't miss a visit to Canyon Road, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip planning website .

Getting from Pueblo to Santa Fe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bright Angel Point and Bright Angel History Room. Get outdoors at Cape Royal and Grand Canyon South Rim. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Bright Angel Trail (in Grand Canyon National Park) and Sedona (Cathedral Rock, Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), & more).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Flagstaff day trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Santa Fe in October, Flagstaff is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park, Sedona
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Bright Angel Point ©
Bright Angel Point

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