21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Kansas City
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Denver
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

2
nights
Kansas City

Kansas City ©
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. Head to Cabela's and The Legends at Village Westfor plenty of shopping. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and KU Natural History Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lawrence (Phoenix Gallery, Lawrence Public Library, & more) and Constitution Hall State Historic Site (in Lecompton). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Strawberry Hill Museum & Cultural Center, try to win big at Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Peter, and enjoy some diversion at Centerfire Shooting Sports.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kansas City day trip app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Kansas City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Kansas City

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Lawrence, Centerfire Shooting Sports, Room Escape Games, Constitution Hall State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Booth Family Hall of Athletics ©
Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Constitution Hall State Historic Site ©
KU Natural History Museum ©
KU Natural History Museum

3
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Denver Botanic Gardens and Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Evans and Pearl Street Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Denver side-trips: Argo Mill and Tunnel (in Idaho Springs), North Table Mountain Park (in Golden) and Boulder (Chautauqua Park & Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, admire all the interesting features of Coors Field, and pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Denver trip planner.

Fly from Kansas City to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Denver, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Boulder, North Table Mountain Park, Argo Mill and Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then explore and take pictures at Temple Square, and finally admire the landmark architecture of LDS Conference Center.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City online journey planner .

You can fly from Denver to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in August, with highs in Salt Lake City at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Tabernacle ©
The Tabernacle
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
nights
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 Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Lion Habitat Ranch. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Titanic and Wynn Las Vegas. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Crafthaus Brewery in Henderson--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas and make a trip to The Liberace Mansion.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Salt Lake City in August, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Henderson
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Titanic ©
Titanic
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument. Fort Point and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Goosecross Cellars (in Yountville) and Taylor Family Vineyards (in Napa). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Goosecross Cellars, Castello di Amorosa, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Taylor Family Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Venice Canals Walkway. You'll explore and learn at The Broad and Griffith Observatory. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Discovery Cube Orange County (in Santa Ana), Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts (in Alta Loma) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, look for gifts at Book Soup, and shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Third Street Promenade, Discovery Cube Orange County, Book Soup, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Broad ©
The Broad
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

4
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.
Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Model Railroad Depot and Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard & Winery. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Harbor Beach (in Oceanside). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coronado Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire all the interesting features of Torrey Pines Gliderport, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Coronado Beach, Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard & Winery, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Harbor Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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