28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
3
Marshall
— 1 night
4
Denver
— 5 nights
5
San Francisco
— 8 nights

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Heisler Park and Balboa Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano), Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Dana Point Harbor, admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and explore the world behind art at The Broad.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Los Angeles at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point Harbor, Balboa Island
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Balboa Island ©
Balboa Island

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Coronado Bridge. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, and contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marshall.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Coronado, South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Coronado Bridge ©
Coronado Bridge

1
night
Marshall

Marshall ©
Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Wonder Dog Memorial Garden, examine the collection at Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Boone's Lick State Historic Site, and finally steep yourself in history at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Van Meter State Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Katy Depot, and then examine the collection at Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marshall online trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Marshall. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get cooler in Marshall: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Marshall

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sedalia, Arrow Rock, Van Meter State Park
Highlights from your plan
Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum ©
Nicholas Beazley Aviation Museum
Boone's Lick State Historic Site ©
Boone's Lick State Historic Site
Wonder Dog Memorial Garden ©
Wonder Dog Memorial Garden

5
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Denver Art Museum and Winter Park Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Denver: Boulder (Flatirons & Colorado Chautauqua: Park). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo, catch a live event at Coors Field, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Falling Rock Tap House, and steep yourself in history at Denver Union Station.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Denver planner.

Explore your travel options from Marshall to Denver with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Marshall in December, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Denver. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Denver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Boulder, Winter Park Resort, Lookout Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Winter Park Resort ©
Winter Park Resort
Denver Art Museum ©
Denver Art Museum
Denver Zoo ©
Denver Zoo

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lands End and Marin Headlands. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to VJB Cellars (in Kenwood), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Denver to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to San Francisco is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Denver, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

VJB Cellars, Marin Headlands, Stanford University, Wine Tours & Tastings, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Lands End ©
Lands End
Wine Tours & Tastings

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