10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Western US trip planner

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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to San Diego

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Diego road trip planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

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Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, then shop like a local with The Grove, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip app.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are little chillier, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Caesars Palace.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 39°F in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping · Historic Sites

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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 28th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 45°F, while lows dip to 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature