51 days in United States Itinerary

51 days in United States Itinerary

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51 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Arches National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Breckenridge
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Rocky Mountain National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
drive:  9​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
13
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
drive:  21​h
End: Auckland

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, shop like a local with The Strip, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Las Vegas is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Las Vegas is minus 20 hours. When traveling from Auckland in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Explore Zion National Park's surroundings by going to Springdale (David J West Gallery & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). The adventure continues: get great views at Observation Point, hike along Angel's Landing, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows, and explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

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Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Springdale
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

3
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Bryce Canyon National Park is known for trails, nature, shopping, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Peek-A-Boo Loop, take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and hike along Rim Trail.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in March, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

3
nights
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arches National Park: Colorado National Monument (in Fruita) and Great Gallery (in Canyonlands National Park). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, take a memorable drive along Arches National Park Scenic Drive, don't miss a visit to Wolfe Ranch, and hike along Double Arch.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Arches National Park route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in March, expect Arches National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Gallery, Colorado National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

1
night
Breckenridge

Founded in 1859 as part of the Gold Rush in the Rockies, Breckenridge boasts a main street lined with colorful wooden storefronts housing cafes and shops, giving the effect of a thriving western town from the 19th century.
On the 16th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House, then make a trip to Main Street, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Peak 9.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Arches National Park to Breckenridge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Arches National Park in March, expect nights in Breckenridge to be slightly colder, around -8°C, while days are cooler, around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Spas Nature
Highlights from your plan
Spas

3
nights
Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocky Mountain National Park: Fort Collins (New Belgium Brewing Company & Annual Flower Trial Garden), Carousel of Happiness (in Nederland) and Off-Road Tours (in Estes Park). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the sheer force of Chasm Falls, cruise along Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, and admire the verdant scenery at Many Parks Curve Overlook.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocky Mountain National Park online day trip planner .

You can drive from Breckenridge to Rocky Mountain National Park in 3 hours. While traveling from Breckenridge, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Rocky Mountain National Park, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of -1°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trips

Estes Park, Fort Collins, Carousel of Happiness
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Carousel of Happiness ©
Carousel of Happiness
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
When in Yellowstone National Park, make a side trip to see Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park, approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, get great views at Lookout Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online trip builder .

Do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Rocky Mountain National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Rocky Mountain National Park in March, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, around -14°C, while days are cooler, around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin
Palette Spring ©
Palette Spring

2
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Miracle Hot Springs and then stroll around Dierkes Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Shoshone Falls and then walk around Centennial Waterfront Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Twin Falls online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March: highs in Twin Falls hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Miracle Hot Springs
Highlights from your plan
Centennial Waterfront Park ©
Centennial Waterfront Park
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
Dierkes Lake ©
Dierkes Lake

6
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Twin Falls to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Twin Falls to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Twin Falls in March, with lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, get great views at Twin Peaks, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip builder app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Get out of town with these interesting Santa Cruz side-trips: Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Aquarium), Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove) and Point Lobos (in Carmel). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along West Cliff Drive, admire the striking features of Boardwalk's Cocoanut Grove, get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz online route planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in April since evenings lows in Santa Cruz dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail, and trek along Mt. Whitney.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train and car. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, historic sites, museums, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Telescope Peak trail, and explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Death Valley National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon

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