22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Auckland

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Mountains. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Auckland Central to Los Angeles. When traveling from Auckland Central in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

3
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
For shopping fun, head to The Packing House or Irvine Spectrum Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Newport Beach and take an in-depth tour of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip itinerary app .

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In May in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Anaheim

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Irvine Spectrum Center, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Anaheim to Las Vegas by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Anaheim in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in May; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale and then admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Phoenix route maker .

Getting from San Diego to Phoenix by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town Scottsdale
Highlights from your plan
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden
Old Town Scottsdale ©
Old Town Scottsdale

2
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 16th (Wed), take in a show at Hopi House, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in May: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 0°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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 20th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Twin Peaks.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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