28 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Alaska Itinerary

28 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Alaska Itinerary

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28 days in Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Alaska Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
3
Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Homer
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Seward
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Anchorage
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Auckland

6
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip app .

Auckland, 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 and train. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Juneau.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Juneau

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Juneau is known for wildlife, nature, adventure, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Tracy Arm Fjord, take in the dramatic natural features at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, look for gifts at Glacier Smoothie Soaps LLC, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Juneau vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Juneau in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Juneau is minus 1 hour. In October, Juneau is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Homer.

Things to do in Juneau

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tracy Arm Fjord ©
Tracy Arm Fjord

3
nights
Homer

Homer ©
Homer is a city located in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. Take a break from Homer with a short trip to Key-O's Guide Service in Ninilchik, about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Kachemak Bay State Park, examine the collection at Pratt Museum, get answers to all your questions at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, and explore the world behind art at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

Make your Homer itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Juneau to Homer in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. October in Homer sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seward.

Things to do in Homer

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Key-O's Guide Service
Highlights from your plan
Kachemak Bay State Park ©
Kachemak Bay State Park
Photography Tours
Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center ©

3
nights
Seward

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
Take a break from Seward with a short trip to Harding Ice Field Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore the striking landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Holgate Glacier, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seward road trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Homer to Seward in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Seward are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anchorage.

Things to do in Seward

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Harding Ice Field Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Holgate Glacier ©
Holgate Glacier

5
nights
Anchorage

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
Anchorage is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Alaska Veterans Memorial, and admire all the interesting features of Seward Hwy.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Anchorage trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Seward to Anchorage by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Traveling from Seward in October, Anchorage is slightly colder at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Anchorage

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Seward Hwy
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ©
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center ©

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