8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Portland
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Joshua Tree
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h
3
Monterey
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Portland

2
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, browse the exhibits of Maritime Museum of San Diego, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

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Portland to San Diego is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Portland in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 78°F and lows are around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

1
night
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree ©
Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree in 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect nights in Joshua Tree to be slightly colder, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Carmel Beach Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Joshua Tree to Monterey. Traveling from Joshua Tree in October, things will get slightly colder in Monterey: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Boulder City/Hoover Dam Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and shop like a local with The Strip.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Monterey to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Monterey in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 82°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Boulder City, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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