20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Malibu
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Queenstown

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit San Gregorio State Beach and Bodega Head for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello di Amorosa and Cable Car Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Bolinas Beach (in Bolinas), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Limantour Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Francisco vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Queenstown, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 20 hours. In August in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Castello di Amorosa, Limantour Beach, Bodega Head, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South. Visiting Valley of Fire State Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, and try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online holiday planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 45°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Jolla Shores Park and Carlsbad State Beach. Visiting Moonlight Beach and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mission Beach Park, stop by Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Diego to be a bit cooler, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight State Beach, South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Explore hidden gems such as Carpinteria State Beach and Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. Visit Zuma Beach and Westward Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Malibu's surroundings by going to Ojai (Ojai Olive Oil & Bart's Books). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at El Matador State Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Malibu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Malibu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ojai, Carpinteria State Beach
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Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Bart's Books ©
Bart's Books

2
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.
On the 29th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, and then stop by The Original Farmers Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hermosa Beach Pier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles planning app .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Malibu in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

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