24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Christchurch

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and The Hollywood Museum. Get outdoors at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Manhattan Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Hermosa Beach Pier in Hermosa Beach, approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Santa Monica Beach, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online vacation planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and tram. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in August: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

2
nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 4th (Sat), kick back and relax at Wood's Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Victoria Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Laguna Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at San Clemente State Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dana Strands Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Laguna Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In August, daytime highs in Laguna Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dana Strands Beach, San Clemente State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Wood's Cove ©
Wood's Cove
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as La Jolla Shores Park and Moonlight Beach. Relax by the water at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad (about 34 minutes away). There's more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Laguna Beach to San Diego in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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 Titanic. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in August, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mather Point and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) 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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Mono Lake County Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, and take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
Highlights from your plan
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Amorosa and Fisherman's Wharf. Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Dunes. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach (in Pescadero) and Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

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. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Dunes, Castello di Amorosa, Goat Rock Beach, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach
Highlights from your plan
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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