8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Chicago


1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

Chicago to San Francisco is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in February, expect San Francisco to be warmer, temps between 62°F and 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): examine the collection at The Getty Center, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Royal Palms State Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in February: highs in Los Angeles hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 65°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 16th (Sat), stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then get engrossed in the history at Bright Angel History Room, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kolb Studio and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in February, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 49°F, while nights are colder with lows around 18°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Maricopa Point ©
Maricopa Point

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