12 days in Western US & Minnesota Itinerary

12 days in Western US & Minnesota Itinerary

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Las Vegas
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Minneapolis
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Las Vegas

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 5th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Kalamazoo to Las Vegas is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kalamazoo to Las Vegas is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Kalamazoo in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 103°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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San Diego

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

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Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, you will find days in San Diego are cooler (73°F), and nights are a bit cooler (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

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Los Angeles

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.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Kordiak County Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Silverwood Park, then explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, and finally explore the activities along Lake of the Isles.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip maker app.

Fly from San Francisco to Minneapolis in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Minneapolis is 2 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect Minneapolis to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Minnesota travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.