18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fifth Avenue and Times Square. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, get maximum retail therapy with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, stop by Tiffany & Co., and explore the world behind art at Frick Collection.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City day trip website.

Cairo, Egypt to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to New York City, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, expect nights in New York City to be little chillier, around 2°C, while days are cooler, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Tours

San Diego

— 2 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like La Jolla Shores Park and South Carlsbad State Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Mission Beach Park and Black's Beach. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Diego holiday planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Diego in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then make a trip to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally stop by Amoeba Music. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a stroll through Montana Avenue, then stop by Bergamot Station, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 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 outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Sanders Family Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Pahrump Valley Winery in Pahrump (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at Stratosphere Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and make a trip to Hoover Dam Bypass.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Union Square are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Head and San Gregorio State Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Sebastopol Center for the Arts (in Sebastopol) and Ramini Mozzarella (in Tomales). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, wander the streets of SoMa, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Beaches

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.