12 days in Western US Itinerary

12 days in Western US Itinerary

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12 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  7​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 11th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, kick back and relax at Hermosa Beach Pier, and then contemplate the long history of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online trip builder .

Newark to Los Angeles is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 14th (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in San Diego are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally have fun at Paris Las Vegas. On the next day, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to 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 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and The Embarcadero. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of Twin Peaks, shop like a local with Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 69°F and 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): view the masterpieces at Glasshouse Studio, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then shop like a local with Pike Place Market.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle travel planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from San Francisco to Seattle in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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