22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
6
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Aspen
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Chicago

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco to go to Napa and see Wine Tours & Tastings, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and explore and take pictures at Alcatraz Island.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 73°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Mammoth Lakes is known for nature, winter sports, breweries & distilleries, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, hit the slopes at Mammoth Mountain, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes travel route tool .

Getting from San Francisco to Mammoth Lakes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Mammoth Lakes hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can fly from Mammoth Lakes to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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 zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

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

2
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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Stratosphere Tower, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use 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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Utah Scenic Byway 279 Rock Art Sites and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arches National Park. On your second day here, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Moab trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Moab is 1 hour. In October, Moab is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Aspen.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Tours Nature
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

3
nights
Aspen

Aspen ©
Known as a ski resort town, Aspen's history goes back to its roots as a silver-mining village tucked away in an isolated valley of the Rocky Mountains.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Maroon Bells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Maroon Lake Scenic Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Independence Pass.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Aspen online travel planner .

You can drive from Moab to Aspen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. In October, Aspen is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 60°F and lows of 30°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aspen

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail ©
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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