16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Ventura
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Houston
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Miami
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday builder tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in May: highs in San Francisco hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get outside with Elkhorn Slough Safari, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Monterey are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip builder tool.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in May, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica — 1 night

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): walk around Beverly Gardens Park, gain insight at Paley Center for Media, then cruise along Mulholland Drive, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Santa Barbara in May since evenings lows in Santa Monica dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ventura.
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Ventura — 1 night

Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission San Buenaventura, and then discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ventura tour planning website.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Ventura in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Ventura sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip planner.

Fly from Ventura to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ventura in May, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Dallas.
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Dallas — 1 night

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace.

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Getting from Las Vegas to Dallas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. May in Dallas sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly to Houston.
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Houston — 1 night

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Houston trip planning site.

Getting from Dallas to Houston by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Houston, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): stroll through Woldenberg Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, then see the interesting displays at Cabildo, then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans tour planning app.

You can fly from Houston to New Orleans in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and then admire the landmark architecture of Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Miami. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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