16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour planner.

Los Angeles to San Diego is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. In March in San Diego, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally make a trip to The Strip. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and then explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Yosemite Museum Gallery, then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

7
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Montana Avenue, & more) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Melrose Trading Post.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, 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

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