17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
3
New York City
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
For shopping fun, head to Melrose Trading Post or Amoeba Music. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Los Angeles. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): kick back and relax at Black's Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip builder .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

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

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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 Tiffany & Co.. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in New York City at 40°F and lows at 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
American Museum of Natural History ©

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Gregorio State Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, look for gifts at City Lights Booksellers, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and wander the streets of SoMa.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to San Francisco is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in January, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (59°F), and nights are much warmer (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, stop by Barneys New York, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas route planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in January since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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