8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  7​h
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco vacation planner.

Washington DC to San Francisco is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Francisco. In April, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then identify plant and animal life at Breakwater.

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

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in Monterey are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Point Lobos
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Breakwater ©
Breakwater
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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night
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 14th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation planning tool .

Fly from Monterey to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In April, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Monterey - with highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder site .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): trek along Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mather Point, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in April, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (62°F), and nights are colder (26°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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