15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Modus Operandi Cellars. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to St. Helena to see Pride Mountain Vineyards about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and stroll through Fort Funston National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

New York City to San Francisco is an approximately 9-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Oak Canyon Nature Center will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 75°F and lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

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Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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