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 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planning app .

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Auckland to San Francisco, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Auckland in April since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then hike along Yosemite Valley Biking, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

2
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Mono Lake County Park, then hike along Crystal Lake trail, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 17°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park ©
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park

2
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.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, stop by Cactus Joe's Blue Diamond Nursery, have fun at Chapel of the Flowers, and get your game on at Dig This.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in April; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 31°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Dig This ©
Dig This

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and trek along Rim Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (19°C), and nights are cooler (-3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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 16th (Thu), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in April, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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