16 days in Western US Itinerary

16 days in Western US Itinerary

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16 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
6
McCall
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Boise
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Minneapolis

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Minneapolis to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be a bit warmer, around 60°F, while days are much hotter, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll through Black's Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Royal Palms State Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Will Rogers State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Malibu and see Nicholas Canyon Beach, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

3
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 Fisherman's Wharf. Get outdoors at Marshall’s Beach and Bodega Dunes. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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 13th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach. On the next day, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seattle driving holiday website .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 63°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to McCall.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

1
day
McCall

McCall ©
McCall is a resort town on the western edge of Valley County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tee off at Mccall Golf Club and then contemplate the waterfront views at Payette Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our McCall travel planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Seattle to McCall with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to McCall due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in October, with highs in McCall at 57°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Boise.

Things to do in McCall

Outdoors Golf Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mccall Golf Club ©
Mccall Golf Club
Payette Lake ©
Payette Lake

1
night
Boise

Boise ©
From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 16th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Hulls Gulch Nature Trail, and then hike along Boise River Greenbelt.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Boise trip itinerary maker .

Drive from McCall to Boise in 2.5 hours. In October, Boise is a bit warmer than McCall - with highs of 67°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Boise

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Boise River Greenbelt ©
Boise River Greenbelt
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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