16 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Diego
— 3 nights
— 1 night
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
— 1 night
San Francisco
— 3 nights


Los Angeles — 3 nights

City of Angels

When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and look for gifts at Bergamot Station.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in October, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Side Trips

San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, have fun at Balboa Park, and explore the striking landscape of Cabrillo National Monument.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Phoenix.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Fun & Games

Phoenix — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, then see Off-Road Tours, then examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

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You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect nights in Phoenix to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.
Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Las Vegas — 4 nights

Sin City

Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, see Off-Road Tours, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

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Traveling by flight from Phoenix to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Fresno.
Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Fresno — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Greek Orthodox Church, meet the residents at Fresno Chaffee Zoo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blossom Trail.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Fresno when traveling from Las Vegas in October, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

On the 1st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk around Golden Gate Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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You can fly from Fresno to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fresno in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

United States travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

Gardens · Specialty Museums · Nightlife