11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy breathtaking views from Coit Tower, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online day trip planner.

Honolulu to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Honolulu in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 64°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then tour the pleasant surroundings at McGurk Meadow, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Range.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 47°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then examine the collection at Mingei International Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego road trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Las Vegas in November, with lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Walt Disney Concert Hall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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