27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Rome

6
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 a sense of the local culture at Getty Center The Publications and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. And it doesn't end there: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Avila Adobe, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker .

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rome in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eastern California Museum and Manzanar National Historic Site. Your inner history buff will appreciate General Sherman Tree and Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery. Step out of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to go to Lone Pine and see Lone Pine Film History Museums, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for slightly colder days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 14°C, while nights are colder with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Independence, Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery ©
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Step off the beaten path and head to Castello di Amorosa and California State Railroad Museum. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Old Sacramento in Sacramento, approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum.

Plan trip to San Francisco with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, expect warmer with lows of 8°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sacramento, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Get some cultural insight at Maritime Museum of San Diego and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Change things up with these side-trips from San Diego: Harbor Beach (in Oceanside) and Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego online travel route planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Harbor Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and M&M'S World Las Vegas. Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery in Mesquite, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bellagio Fountains, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation tool .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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