22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Anaheim
— 1 night
train:  30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h 30​min
End: Paris

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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, take a memorable tour with Tours, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner .

Paris, France to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. In October, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Paris - with highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Shopping, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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.
USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Old Point Loma Lighthouse for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, stroll through San Diego Zoo, and shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

1
night
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at The Outlets at Orange, then contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with South Coast Plaza.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Anaheim vacation planner .

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anaheim, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a train to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Outlets at Orange, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, South Coast Plaza
Highlights from your plan
The Outlets at Orange ©
The Outlets at Orange
South Coast Plaza ©
South Coast Plaza

3
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.
On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then stop by Bergamot Station, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then stop by Amoeba Music, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Anaheim. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, then take a stroll through State Street, then kick back and relax at San Buenaventura State Beach, and finally make a trip to Serra Cross Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Butterfly Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Oxnard Beach Park.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Santa Barbara at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Ventura, Butterfly Beach, Oxnard Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
State Street ©
State Street
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Oxnard Beach Park ©
Oxnard Beach Park

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row, then contemplate the long history of Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at China Beach and Baker Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Venture out of the city with trips to Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Union Square, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

San Gregorio State Beach, Wine Tours & Tastings, Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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