30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 7 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Tucson
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
El Paso
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Albuquerque
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

1
day
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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip maker .

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 to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 22°C. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 6th (Sat).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 7th (Sun), stop by Brandini Toffee, then get some fabulous bargains at Desert Hills Premium Outlets, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain. On the next day, hunt for treasures at VillageFest, take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons, then stroll through San Diego Zoo, and finally take a stroll through El Paseo Shopping District.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Palm Springs day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Palm Springs are warmer (49°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (32°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

San Diego Zoo, Desert Hills Premium Outlets, El Paseo Shopping District
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gaslamp Quarter and Fountain of Life. Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Cove and Point Loma. Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip maker app .

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Palm Springs in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Oceanside Pier, Fountain of Life
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the history at Mission San Xavier del Bac, then shop like a local with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and then admire the striking features of Fox Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Pima Air & Space Museum, then explore the stunning scenery at Sabino Canyon, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tucson trip builder app .

You can fly from San Diego to Tucson in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in July: high temperatures in Tucson hover around 42°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to El Paso.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum ©
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Sabino Canyon ©
Sabino Canyon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac

2
nights
El Paso

El Paso ©
El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. Popular historic sites such as Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site and Old Mesilla Village are in your itinerary. Visiting Scenic Drive - Overlook and El Paso Zoo will get you outdoors. Step out of El Paso with an excursion to New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center, immerse yourself in nature at Franklin Mountains State Park, and admire the masterpieces at El Paso Museum of Art.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Paso route planning site .

Traveling by car from Tucson to El Paso takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in El Paso can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Albuquerque.

Things to do in El Paso

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Las Cruces
Highlights from your plan
Old Mesilla Village ©
Old Mesilla Village

2
nights
Albuquerque

Albuquerque ©
Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, get to know the fascinating history of Albuquerque Old Town, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tinkertown Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then explore the striking landscape at Petroglyph National Monument, and then look for gifts at Skip Maisel's.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Albuquerque trip planner .

Drive from El Paso to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from El Paso in July, things will get a bit cooler in Albuquerque: highs are around 38°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Tinkertown Museum
Highlights from your plan
Albuquerque Old Town ©
Albuquerque Old Town
Petroglyph National Monument ©
Petroglyph National Monument
Balloon Rides

4
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 Mob Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Albuquerque to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Albuquerque in July; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 47°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Willow Beach, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

6
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Popular historic sites such as Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Forever Cemetery are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Montana Avenue (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. See even more of Los Angeles: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, explore the galleries of La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and engage your brain at California Science Center.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach