12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Seattle

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

Seattle to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for much warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 94°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign ©
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Petco Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park.

You can plan San Diego trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3 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 80°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo Safari Park ©
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Petco Park ©
Petco Park

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura and then take in nature's colorful creations at Lotusland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect Santa Barbara to be little chillier, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mission San Buenaventura, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Ganna Walska Lotusland ©
Ganna Walska Lotusland
Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and San Francisco Bay. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, pause for some photo ops at Coit Tower, take a stroll through Twin Peaks, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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