16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Reno
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Edinburgh

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 31st (Fri): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains.

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Edinburgh, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in August, with highs in Las Vegas at 45°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Reno.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

few
hours
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Reno trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Reno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Reno is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Reno

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Meadowood Mall ©
Meadowood Mall

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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Reno to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Reno in September, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in San Diego

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

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Malibu Lagoon State Beach and then stroll through Zuma Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malibu travel route planning app .

Getting from San Diego to Malibu by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Malibu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Lagoon State Beach ©
Malibu Lagoon State Beach

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.
Popular historic sites such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Avila Adobe are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and The Grammy Museum. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Hermosa Beach to see Hermosa Beach Pier about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, make a trip to Stahl House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Malibu to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and tram. When traveling from Malibu in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve.

Before you visit Monterey, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Monterey at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and China Beach will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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