12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: The Queen Mary (in Long Beach), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Founder's Park). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Mission San Juan Capistrano, don't miss a visit to LAX Theme Building, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Mission San Juan Capistrano, The Queen Mary, Manhattan Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 ©
Battleship USS Iowa BB-61
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Black's Beach, La Jolla Cove and USS Midway Museum. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Black's Beach, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and finally meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

2
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.
You've now added The Neon Museum to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, admire the masterpieces at Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, examine the collection at The National Atomic Testing Museum, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Tom Devlin's Monster Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Lake Mead National Recreation Area

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes California Academy of Sciences, Fort Funston National Park and Legion of Honor. Escape the urban bustle at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Filoli and Big Basin Redwoods State Park will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Allied Arts Guild (in Menlo Park) and Stanford Memorial Church (in Palo Alto).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in May, with highs in San Francisco at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stanford Memorial Church, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Allied Arts Guild, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Filoli
Highlights from your plan
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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