21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h 30 min
2
New York City
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
5
Sandy
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Auckland

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Auckland Central, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Auckland Central in August: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Central Park and American Museum of Natural History. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore the activities along Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
Statue of Liberty National Monument

few
hours
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Phoenix in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in August, expect nights in Phoenix to be somewhat warmer, around 34°C, while days are much warmer, around 48°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Parks Tours

4
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Sandy.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

1
night
Sandy

Sandy
Sandy is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sandy trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sandy in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sandy, with lows of 15°C. You will leave for Yellowstone National Park on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Sandy

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 7th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, trek along Artist Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip site .

Explore your travel options from Sandy to Yellowstone National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Sandy in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Travel Town Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 40 minutes away). Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. It doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 35°C and 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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