14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder .

Istanbul, Turkey to San Diego is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Istanbul to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Shopping
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center. For shopping fun, head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard or The Grove. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, stop by Amoeba Music, and revel in the low prices at Citadel Outlets.

Plan trip to Los Angeles with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trip

Oak Canyon Nature Center
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and finally enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 25th (Sat), take in a show at Hopi House and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park journey tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica takes 8 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Monica due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Santa Monica, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trip

Rodeo Drive
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the next day, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum and then have fun and explore at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or drive. Traveling from Santa Monica in August, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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