32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5​h
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Truckee
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
7
New York City
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Santa Monica Pier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Third Street Promenade, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & The Disney Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, admire the masterpieces at Hammer Museum, view the masterpieces at Annenberg Space for Photography, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip planner .

San Francisco to Los Angeles is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Bodega Dunes. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Sonoma to see Sonoma Coast State Beach about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, admire all the interesting features of Twin Peaks, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, San Francisco is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma Coast State Beach, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tallac Historic Site and Vikingsholm. Relax by the water at Pope Beach and Lakeside Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, and try your luck at Harveys Casino.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe road trip planning website .

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in May: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 63°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Stateline, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm

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.
Do your shopping at Gaslamp Quarter and Spanish Village Art Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and get to know the fascinating history of San Diego Bay Walk.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Diego by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in May, expect nights in San Diego to be warmer, around 61°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

3
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 a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave--about 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder website .

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (64°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 25th (Sat), explore the galleries of Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum, then grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, and then kick back and relax at Sand Harbor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Gatekeeper's Museum, and then explore and take pictures at Lake Tahoe.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Truckee trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Truckee in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, Truckee is colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 62°F and lows of 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Truckee

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
River Rafting & Tubing

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get outdoors at Bronx Zoo and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Truckee to New York City. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Truckee, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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