17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
New York City
— 3 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melrose Trading Post and Hollywood & Highland. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stop by Amoeba Music, and kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Manhattan 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

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 31st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Black's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or SoHo. You'll explore and learn at 9/11 Memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, go for a walk through Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Make your New York City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get cooler in New York City: highs are around 40°F and lows about 24°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplacefor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at San Gregorio State Beach and Fort Funston National Park. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Nob Hill, visit SoMa, and take a leisurely stroll along The Embarcadero.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in January: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or Barneys New York. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 40°F in Las Vegas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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