17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Las Vegas
— 2 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
Drive
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Mendocino
— 1 night
Drive
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bainbridge Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Pittsburgh to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Pittsburgh in May: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 87°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then explore the activities along Scripps Institute of Oceanography Coastal Reserve. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art, then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Norton Simon Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Hollyhock House. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art, see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nightlife

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fishing Charters & Tours. Golden Gate Bridge and Asian Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Point, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mendocino.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Mendocino

— 1 night
Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): cruise along Mendocino Coast, then kick back and relax at Van Damme State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jug Handle State Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Mendocino trip maker website.

Drive from San Francisco to Mendocino in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: highs in Mendocino hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Mendocino

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Mendocino to Redwood National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mendocino in May, expect nights in Redwood National Park to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are little chillier, around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bainbridge Island.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Bainbridge Island

— 1 day
Bainbridge Island is a city in Kitsap County, Washington, United States, and is coextensive with the eponymous island in Puget Sound. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Suquamish Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bloedel Reserve, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bainbridge Island trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Bainbridge Island in 10.5 hours. Traveling from Redwood National Park in May, expect nights in Bainbridge Island to be about the same, around 52°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Bainbridge Island

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse Studio, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, then explore the engaging exhibits at Seattle Children's Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Alki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bainbridge Island to Seattle in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Beaches · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.