12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

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San Francisco
— 1 day
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malibu
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 day

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco route builder app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Francisco. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center. On the next day, discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 76°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Solstice Canyon, then stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Malibu online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Malibu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. November in Malibu sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Nature · Museums

San Diego

— 1 night

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 17th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, then examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

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You can drive from Malibu to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, and train. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 20th (Fri), engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip builder site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect Chicago to be slightly colder, temps between 50°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Kids will enjoy Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Chicago to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in November: high temperatures in New York City hover around 57°F and lows are around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.