20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Portland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 38 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, pause for some photo ops at Guitar Center, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app .

Edmonton, Canada to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Edmonton in July; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
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.
Visiting San Diego Zoo and Carlsbad State Beach will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and La Jolla Shores Park. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mission Beach Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Diego tour planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Explore hidden gems such as Las Vegas North Premium Outlets and Wynn Las Vegas. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, have fun at Battlefield Vegas, stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas, and cool off at Cowabunga Bay Water Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel tool .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are much hotter, around 45°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Cowabunga Bay Water Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Change things up with a short trip to San Gregorio State Beach in San Gregorio (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cannon Beach and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Get in touch with nature at Multnomah Falls and Astoria Column. Go for a jaunt from Portland to Hillsboro to see Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Powell's City of Books, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and experience rural life at Kruger's Farm.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Portland holiday app .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Portland hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Multnomah Falls, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Astoria Column, Cannon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach

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