54 days in United States Itinerary

54 days in United States Itinerary

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54 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Canyonlands National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Breckenridge
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
8
Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 45​min
9
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
drive:  7​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
drive:  5​h 30​min
11
Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Santa Barbara
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
14
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Auckland

4
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 (Disney California Adventure Park & Disneyland Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our 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. Traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Auckland in February, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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 out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 21°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, parks, trails, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Lost Palms Oasis Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail, explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Joshua Tree National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Ryan Mountain ©
Ryan Mountain
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, wildlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip builder .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 16°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Canyonlands National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, trek along Murphy Point Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Cataract Canyon, and get great views at Grand View Point Overlook.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Canyonlands National Park, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Breckenridge.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Cataract Canyon ©
Cataract Canyon
The Maze ©
The Maze

2
nights
Breckenridge

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.
Breckenridge is known for nature, outdoors, fun & games, spas, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through French Gulch, take in the awesome beauty at Peak 10, ski along the peaceful trails at Breckenridge Nordic Center, and don't miss a visit to Main Street.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Breckenridge online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Canyonlands National Park to Breckenridge in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Canyonlands National Park in March, you will find days in Breckenridge are colder (0°C), and nights are little chillier (-8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Breckenridge

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Peak 10
Peak 10
Breckenridge Nordic Center ©
Breckenridge Nordic Center
Room Escape Games

4
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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Solitary Geyser, gain insight at Yellowstone Institute, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Breckenridge to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from Breckenridge in March, with lows around -14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

3
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Spend the 22nd (Sun) exploring nature at Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Swiftcurrent Mountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, trek along Piegan Pass, and take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and taxi from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in March: high temperatures in Glacier National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Swiftcurrent Mountain ©
Swiftcurrent Mountain
Mt. Clements ©
Mt. Clements

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nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Salt Lake City: Park City (Deer Valley Resort & Park City Mountain Resort), Backcountry Snowmobiling (in Coalville) and Alta Ski Resort (in Alta). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. In March, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer than Glacier National Park - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Park City, Backcountry Snowmobiling, Alta Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Backcountry Snowmobiling ©
Backcountry Snowmobiling
Deer Valley Resort ©
Deer Valley Resort
Alta Ski Resort ©
Alta Ski Resort

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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: stroll through Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in March: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 13°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Curry Village Ice Rink ©
Curry Village Ice Rink

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Cruz: Monterey (17-Mile Drive & Monterey Bay Aquarium) and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard (in Pacific Grove). The adventure continues: cruise along West Cliff Drive, do a tasting at Beauregard Vineyard, get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, and take in the waterfront activity at Santa Cruz Harbor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip app .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, with highs in Santa Cruz at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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day
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 6th (Mon), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the natural beauty at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

Before you visit Big Sur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. April in Big Sur sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery), Camarillo Public Library (in Camarillo) and Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail (in Avila Beach). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara day trip site .

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. When traveling from Big Sur in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Santa Maria, Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio, Camarillo Public Library, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Camarillo Public Library ©
Camarillo Public Library

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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.
When in San Diego, make a side trip to see Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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Getting from Santa Barbara to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Santa Barbara in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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