17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Escondido
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The LINQ Promenade. Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Wolf Creek Golf Club. There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, enjoy some diversion at The Range 702, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and try to win big at Casino At The Venetian.

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Panama City, Panama to Las Vegas is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Panama City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Panama City in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Escondido.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Escondido

— 4 nights

Hidden Treasure

Escondido reflects its Spanish and Mexican roots (it’s the oldest city in San Diego County) through historical architecture with short stucco buildings painted in pastel colors.
Get some cultural insight at San Diego Children's Discovery Museum and Cordiano Winery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological and Daley Ranch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Escondido: Kogei Gallery (in Solana Beach), Encinitas (Moonlight State Beach & Swami's Beach) and Pamo Valley Winery (in Ramona). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, do a tasting at BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge, stroll around San Dieguito River Park, and see the interesting displays at Oceanside Museum of Art.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Escondido holiday builder website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Escondido in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and tram. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit warmer in Escondido: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Escondido

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as LA Farmers' Market and Crystal Cove. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Wayfarers Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Newport Beach (in Newport Beach) and Seal Beach (in Seal Beach). There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions planner.

Drive from Escondido to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or fly. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, and then take a stroll through Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco day trip website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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.