16 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
San Diego
— 2 nights
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
San Francisco
— 3 nights


Las Vegas — 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Helicopter Tours. For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview), Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston) and Veteran's Memorial Park (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Casino at the MGM Grand, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and kick back and relax at Willow Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Las Vegas is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Las Vegas to be much hotter, temps between 45°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Razor Point and Beach Trail Loop and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego itinerary maker website.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 23°C, while days are colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Rodeo Drive. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, approximately Santa Monica away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica Bay, and appreciate the history behind Guitar Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station), Dunes Beach (in Half Moon Bay) and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Union Square and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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.