12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Philadelphia to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in May, expect Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, temps between 87°F and 65°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bodies The Exhibition ©
Bodies The Exhibition

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be much colder, temps between 65°F and 34°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Park, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, then make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and then admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles tour itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 75°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Oceanside Pier and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and stroll through Point Loma.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in San Diego hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
On the 21st (Mon), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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