25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bridgeport
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Mexican Hat
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
8
Oatman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​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.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and USS Pampanito. Do your shopping at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Auckland Central, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Auckland Central in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Reno

Reno
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, have fun at Reno Guns & Range, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Reno Arch.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Reno travel route planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Reno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Reno when traveling from San Diego in April, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Carson City.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Bridgeport

Bridgeport ©
Bridgeport is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the county seat of Mono County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see a world frozen in time at Bodie State Historic Park and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bodie.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bridgeport trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Reno to Bridgeport takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Reno in April: high temperatures in Bridgeport hover around 15°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Bridgeport

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bridgeport to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Bridgeport in April, things will get much hotter in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park online tour planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Mexican Hat.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

1
night
Mexican Hat

Mexican Hat ©
Mexican Hat is a census-designated place (CDP) on the San Juan River on the northern edge of the Navajo Nations borders in south-central San Juan County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then don't miss a visit to Mexican Hat Rock Formation, and then steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mexican Hat itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Mexican Hat. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oatman.

Things to do in Mexican Hat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bluff Fort Historic Site, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Bluff Fort Historic Site ©
Bluff Fort Historic Site
Mexican Hat Rock Formation ©
Mexican Hat Rock Formation

1
night
Oatman

Oatman ©
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a memorable drive along Sitgreaves Pass, take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Gift Shack, and then take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Ghost Town.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Oatman road trip planner .

You can drive from Mexican Hat to Oatman in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Mexican Hat in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oatman, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Oatman

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass
Oatman Gift Shack ©
Oatman Gift Shack

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 25th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at VillageFest.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs day trip planning app .

Getting from Oatman to Palm Springs by car takes about 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Palm Springs can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

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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 26th (Fri), learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego online vacation planner .

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Relax by the water at Will Rogers State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Montana Avenue, & more) and Anaheim (Oak Canyon Nature Center & Disneyland Park). There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stroll through Santa Monica Bay, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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