18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Phoenix
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Trails

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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine) and Annie's Canyon Trail (in Solana Beach). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Diego trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues, Hoover Dam, &more). There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, push the limits with an extreme tour, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ in Gilbert (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, shake up your sightseeing with Stoneman Climbing Company, and see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Phoenix online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Phoenix takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 91°F and lows reach 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Riverbound Sports
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