17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Genoa
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Genoa

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 25th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get your game on at Virtual Room Los Angeles, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker app .

Genoa, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. When traveling from Genoa in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, make a trip to Arch Rock, and then admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Keys View and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get little chillier in Joshua Tree National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sunnylands
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Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

5
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.
Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego tour planner .

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Dig This, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This

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