25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Portland
— 4 nights
Fly + Ferry:  6​h
6
Ketchikan
— 3 nights
Ferry + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, & more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles journey planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam) and Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In November, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Boulder City, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Malahat Spirits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder site .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

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

4
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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and engage your brain at Exploratorium.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning site .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

4
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 find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Cannon Beach (Ecola State Park & Haystack Rock) and Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil). There's still lots to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and admire the landmark architecture of Pittock Mansion.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portland trip planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and 1°C. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ketchikan.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cannon Beach, Columbia River Highway, Multnomah Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Highlights from your plan
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books

3
nights
Ketchikan

The narrow city of Ketchikan clings to the bluffs that form Revillagigedo Island's southwestern shore.
Ketchikan is known for wildlife, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: immerse yourself in nature at Totem Bight State Historical Park, steep yourself in history at Saxman Native Village, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take an in-depth tour of Totem Heritage Center.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ketchikan trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Portland to Ketchikan by combination of flight and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Portland to Ketchikan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in December, you will find days in Ketchikan are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ketchikan

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Totem Bight State Historical Park ©
Totem Bight State Historical Park
Misty Fjords National Monument ©
Misty Fjords National Monument

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