16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 8th (Sun), meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and then see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip builder app.

Udon Thani, Thailand to Seattle is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Udon Thani to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Udon Thani in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Seattle Aquarium ©
Seattle Aquarium
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Bellevue Botanical Garden ©
Bellevue Botanical Garden

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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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have fun at Paris Las Vegas, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy some diversion at Balboa Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, and partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online travel route planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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