18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Austin
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Wellington

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Wellington in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Winged Figures of the Republic Statues). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, shop like a local with The Strip, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our 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. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio (SeaWorld San Antonio & Natural Bridge Caverns) and Barn Pottery (in New Braunfels). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Austin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Barton Springs Pool, stroll through Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail, and take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Austin online journey planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Austin in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Austin, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

San Antonio, Barn Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Austin ©
The Escape Game Austin
Natural Bridge Caverns ©
Natural Bridge Caverns
SeaWorld San Antonio ©
SeaWorld San Antonio

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Houston.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Houston tour planner .

Traveling by car from Austin to Houston takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Houston are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Childrens Museums Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Houston ©
The Escape Game Houston
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©

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