19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Santa Monica
— 8 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately Mill Valley away. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, make a trip to Coit Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and walk around Crissy Field.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco itinerary builder app.

Madrid, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In August, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Madrid - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica

— 8 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Ventura (Mission San Buenaventura & Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the stunning scenery at Franklin Canyon Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, and kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Monica takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Santa Monica is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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.
On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Strip, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Santa Monica to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Monica, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 30th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.