8 days in Western US Itinerary

8 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

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Dallas to San Diego is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to San Diego. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dallas in January; daily highs in San Diego reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then catch a movie at California Science Center, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then don't miss a visit to Two Rodeo Drive, and finally shop like a local with The Grove.

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You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 11th (Mon), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and Pinball Hall of Fame. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Getting from San Francisco to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from San Francisco in January, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites