43 days in United States Itinerary

43 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Christchurch
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
3
Redwood National Park
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h
7
San Diego
— 7 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Christchurch

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dodger Stadium and Downtown Disney. Kids will enjoy Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Disney California Adventure Park (in Anaheim) and Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita). Pack the 2nd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, and examine the collection at Travel Town.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey builder site.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 20 hours traveling from Christchurch to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Christchurch in August, things will get much warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier, Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

7
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Family-friendly places like Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and Wine Tours & Tastings will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Oracle Park and Muir Woods National Monument. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Muir Woods National Monument, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

6
nights
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Explore hidden gems such as Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Kids will enjoy Enderts Beach and Trinidad State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Klamath (End of the Trail Museum & Trees of Mystery), The Victorian Village of Ferndale (in Ferndale) and Fern Canyon (in Orick). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Humboldt Redwoods State Park and trek along Lady Bird Johnson Grove.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Redwood National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orick, Klamath, Trinidad State Beach, The Victorian Village of Ferndale, Humboldt Redwoods State Park
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Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park
Enderts Beach ©
Enderts Beach
Trinidad State Beach ©
Trinidad State Beach

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Bodie State Historic Park. Change things up with a short trip to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. There's much more to do: get great views at Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and take a memorable drive along Artists Dr.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Battlefield Vegas. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and M&M'S World Las Vegas. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Helicopter Tours). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage, don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take a stroll through The Strip.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 29°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Madame Tussauds -  Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Coronado Bridge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Carlsbad (LEGOLAND California & South Carlsbad State Beach). categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Carlsbad, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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