21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

San Francisco
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 14 nights
San Francisco

2
days
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 14th (Sat), stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk, and then steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Wed), take a stroll through The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Paris Las Vegas, wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown, and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

15
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore hidden gems such as Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Cruz (Natural Bridges State Beach & Waddell State Beach), Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek) and Sunset State Beach (in Watsonville). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Alcatraz Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Stinson Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Seacliff State Beach, Bolinas Beach, Sunset State Beach, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

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