16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Springdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Auckland

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Santa Monica State Beach as well as Venice Beach and Boardwalk. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica State Beach
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fremont Street Experience, Fashion Show Mall, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Springdale.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Springdale

Springdale ©
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 1st (Fri), appreciate the history behind Pipe Spring National Monument. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through The Narrows.

To find out how to plan a trip to Springdale, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Springdale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Springdale. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Springdale to be little chillier, temps between 19°C and -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pipe Spring National Monument, The Narrows
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Pipe Spring National Monument ©
Pipe Spring National Monument
Sorella Gallery ©
Sorella Gallery

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Springdale in November, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 9°C and lows at -9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Monument Valley.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Paria View ©
Paria View

2
nights
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Three Sister Navajo Guided Tour. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): gain a rich perspective with Three Sister Navajo Guided Tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and finally stroll through Sandstone Tours.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley sightseeing planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in November, with lows around -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature
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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon North Rim.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route app .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in November, with lows around -6°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 7th (Thu), don't miss a visit to VillageFest.

Before you visit Palm Springs, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, Palm Springs is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
VillageFest ©
VillageFest

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