17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Camarillo
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Hurricane
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Auckland

2
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online travel route planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in January, Los Angeles is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Camarillo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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hours
Camarillo

Camarillo ©
Camarillo is a city in Ventura County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at US Navy Seabee Museum and then revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Camarillo day trip app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Camarillo takes an hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in January since evenings lows in Camarillo dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Camarillo

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

U.S. Navy Seabee Museum
Highlights from your plan
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum ©
U.S. Navy Seabee Museum

1
night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary and then see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barstow online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Camarillo to Barstow takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Camarillo in January: high temperatures in Barstow hover around 19°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Barstow

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Calico Ghost Town, Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary ©
Calico Ghost Town ©
Calico Ghost Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

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

You can drive from Barstow to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Hurricane.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

1
night
Hurricane

Hurricane ©
Hurricane is a city in Washington County, Utah and is a part of the St. On the 27th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor and then immerse yourself in nature at Quail Creek State Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hurricane tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Las Vegas to Hurricane by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Hurricane at 13°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Hurricane

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
Highlights from your plan
Quail Creek State Park ©
Quail Creek State Park

3
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.
Head to Trailhead Tea and Center For New Agefor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to V-Bar-V Heritage Site and Jerome State Historic Park. Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Clarkdale (Arizona Copper Art Museum & Tuzigoot National Monument) and Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park (in Sedona). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Hurricane to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hurricane in January, things will get slightly colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 7°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sedona, Clarkdale, Jerome State Historic Park, V-Bar-V Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park

2
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lake Pleasant Regional Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, then take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Castle, and then stroll through Desert Botanical Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Phoenix online route maker .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in January, expect Phoenix to be much hotter, temps between 24°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Old Town Scottsdale, Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Lake Pleasant Regional Park ©
Lake Pleasant Regional Park
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oceanside Pier and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, look for gifts at Racine & Laramie Tobacconist, and take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego vacation builder .

Fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in February, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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