11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Willamette Valley and then stop by Powell's City of Books.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Portland driving holiday planner .

San Francisco to Portland is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, things will get a bit cooler in Portland: highs are around 45°F and lows about 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Willamette Valley ©
Willamette Valley
Forest Park ©
Forest Park
Tryon Creek State Natural Area ©
Tryon Creek State Natural Area

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Snoqualmie Falls and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bloedel Reserve and Kerry Park. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Chihuly Bridge of Glass in Tacoma, about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Washington Park Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, admire the striking features of Sky View Observatory, and explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Seattle, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bloedel Reserve, Snoqualmie Falls, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Chihuly Bridge of Glass
Highlights from your plan
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge ©
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls
Bloedel Reserve ©
Bloedel Reserve

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Charleston and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Little Finland (in Mesquite) and Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston). The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online journey planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Little Finland
Highlights from your plan
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and The Nethercutt Collection. Step out of the city life by going to Runyon Canyon Park and Santa Monica Mountains. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to San Clemente Coastal Trail in San Clemente--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, San Clemente Coastal Trail, Santa Monica Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Runyon Canyon Park ©
Runyon Canyon Park
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains

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