45 days in United States Itinerary

45 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
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Los Angeles
— 7 nights
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Las Vegas
— 7 nights
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San Jose
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
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Seattle
— 5 nights
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Portland
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San Diego

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America's Finest City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lions, Tigers & Bears and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. You'll explore and learn at USS Midway Museum and Spanish Village Art Center. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read San Diego online holiday planner.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 68°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Mission San Juan Capistrano will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Camarillo Premium Outlets and LA Farmers' Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Palm Springs (St. Theresa Church, Palm Springs Art Museum, &more), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and St.John Vianney Chapel (in Balboa Island). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at The Broad, step off the mainland to explore Balboa Island, and get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden. Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Bullhead City and see Colorado River Museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Auto Collections, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, and don't miss a visit to Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

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Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You'll explore and learn at Gallery by the Sea Carmel and Aptos History Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose: Monterey (Monterey Bay & Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail), Pebble Beach (Bird Rock Vista Point & Pebble Beach Golf Links) and Carmel (Point Lobos & Carmel River State Beach). And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Monarch Grove Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, and kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Jose vacation builder website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Jose in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

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 Muir Woods National Monument. Do your shopping at Mumm Napa and Jimtown Store. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Sacramento (Crocker Art Museum & California State Railroad Museum), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Mount Tamalpais State Park (in Mill Valley). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, admire the masterpieces at Blue Line Arts, don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace, and see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip site.

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. In January, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

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Seattle

Seattle ©

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fairhaven Historic District and Starbucks Reserve Roastery Seattle. You'll explore and learn at LeMay - America's Car Museum and Museum of Pop Culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seattle: Tacoma (Museum of Glass, Griot's Garage, &more), Whatcom Falls Park (in Bellingham) and Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and stroll around Kerry Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seattle itinerary maker site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Seattle reach 48°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portland.

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LeMay - America's Car Museum
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Snoqualmie Falls
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Puget Sound Express
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Portland

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City of Roses

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Step off the beaten path and head to Ecola State Park and Willamette Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil), The Historic Carousel and Museum (in Albany) and Cape Meares Lighthouse (in Tillamook). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, walk around Lownsdale Square Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Clackamas Town Center, and see the interesting displays at Portland Art Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Seattle to Portland in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 35°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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