18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace, and get curious at Exploratorium.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In December, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palm Springs

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons, then take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon, then make a trip to Frey House II, and finally stop by Brandini Toffee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Robolights, then see Off-Road Tours, then hike along Murray Canyon Trail, and finally walk around Michael S Wolfson Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Palm Springs day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Palm Springs in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

San Diego

— 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Malahat Spirits, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Henderson (Clark County Heritage Museum & Green Valley Range). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Las Vegas is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Casinos · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

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.