15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
train:  6​h
2
Pismo Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Big Sur
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Paso Robles
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Pittsburgh

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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 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Redondo Beach, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Pittsburgh to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Pittsburgh, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Redondo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Angeles in December since evenings lows in Pismo Beach dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then trek along Partington Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, stroll through Point Sur State Historic Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planning website .

Drive from Pismo Beach to Big Sur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Pismo Beach in December, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Scenic Road Walkway, then enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Capitola Beach, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Monterey are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Scenic Road Walkway, Capitola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©

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Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery, do a tasting at Oso Libre, and then learn about winemaking at Ecluse Wines.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paso Robles tour planner.

Getting from Monterey to Paso Robles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Monterey in December since evenings lows in Paso Robles dip to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Ecluse Wines ©
Ecluse Wines
Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery ©
Vina Robles Vineyards & Winery
Oso Libre ©
Oso Libre

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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.
Get in touch with nature at La Jolla Shores Park and Lions, Tigers & Bears. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Windansea Beach and Carlsbad Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Diego: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar), Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas) and South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and stroll through Pacific Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Diego, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Paso Robles to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Paso Robles in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 51°F in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carlsbad, Coronado Beach, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Del Mar City Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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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 1st (Wed): shop like a local with The Strip.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 59°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip website .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 35°F. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then enjoy some diversion at Graceland Wedding Chapel. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip builder .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
Highlights from your plan
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
Graceland Wedding Chapel ©
Graceland Wedding Chapel

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