17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Escondido
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Panama City

5
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.
The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dig This and The Range 702. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Wolf Creek Golf Club in Mesquite, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday website .

Panama City, Panama to Las Vegas is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Panama City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In December, Las Vegas is cooler than Panama City - with highs of 16°C and lows of 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 Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Wolf Creek Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

4
nights
Escondido

Escondido ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as San Dieguito River Park and Swami's Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Daley Ranch and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological. Change things up with these side-trips from Escondido: Handcrafted (in Solana Beach), Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Pamo Valley Winery (in Ramona). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, learn about winemaking at Orfila Vineyards & Winery, examine the collection at Oceanside Museum of Art, and admire the masterpieces at California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

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

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Escondido takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Escondido is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 22°C and lows of 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 Wildlife

Side Trips

Encinitas, Oceanside Museum of Art, Handcrafted, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Pamo Valley Winery
Highlights from your plan
Moonlight State Beach ©
Moonlight State Beach
Swami's Beach ©
Swami's Beach
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological

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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park for their historical value. Relax by the water at Crystal Cove and Seal Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Newport Beach (in Newport Beach). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Broad, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Escondido to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, then stop by City Lights Booksellers, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday maker app .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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