22 days in California, Nevada & Illinois Itinerary

22 days in California, Nevada & Illinois Itinerary

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22 days in California, Nevada & Illinois Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles visit planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and contemplate the long history of Marston House Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego road trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in November: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Go for a jaunt from Chicago to Homer Glen to see Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, meet the residents at Lincoln Park Zoo, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chicago trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Las Vegas to Chicago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in November; daily highs in Chicago reach 11°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
Highlights from your plan
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm ©
Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field

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