22 days in Los Angeles, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

22 days in Los Angeles, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

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22 days in Los Angeles, Utah & Las Vegas Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Moab
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Auckland

5
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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park & Downtown Disney). The adventure continues: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get curious at California Science Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Marvin Braude Bike Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Auckland in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Los Angeles, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore Salt Lake City's surroundings by going to Alta Ski Resort (in Alta), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Deer Valley Resort (in Park City). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and view the masterpieces at Art at the Main Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Backcountry Snowmobiling, Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Resort
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Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Alta Ski Resort ©
Alta Ski Resort

4
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Get out of town with these interesting Moab side-trips: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Arches National Park (Delicate Arch & Double Arch). On the 22nd (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Arches National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, stop by Gearheads Outdoor Store, admire the majestic nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, and grab your bike and head to Bike Fiend.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Moab tour planning website .

Getting from Salt Lake City to Moab by combination of flight and car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Moab, with lows of -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Arches National Park, Mesa Arch
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Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

7
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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel planner .

Getting from Moab to Las Vegas by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Moab to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Moab in January, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Dig This ©
Dig This

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