36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
3
San Diego
— 8 nights
4
Los Angeles
— 10 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Auckland

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Crissy Field. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, explore and take pictures at Twin Peaks, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday planner .

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 (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Auckland Central in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas online tour planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego attractions app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

10
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney, Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, & more). Pack the 10th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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