7 days in Western US Itinerary

7 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US route builder

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning website.

Des Moines to Los Angeles is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Des Moines in March: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 74°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 8th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and then don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip website.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods