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:  15​h 45​min
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:  2​h 45​min
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing planning app .

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. Traveling from Auckland Central to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland Central in May, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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.
Head to The Packing House and Irvine Spectrum Centerfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Newport Beach and get engrossed in the history at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim online road trip planner .

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. Wrap up 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 some cultural insight at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Appreciate the collections at The Neon Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Anaheim to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Anaheim, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to 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): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. May in San Diego sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time 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): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Town Scottsdale and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Phoenix. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive 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), enjoy some music at Hopi House, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Another option is to fly. In May, Grand Canyon National Park is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 24°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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): see the interesting displays at Yosemite Museum Gallery, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. In May in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 20th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then get great views at Twin Peaks.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for 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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