11 days in Western US Itinerary

11 days in Western US Itinerary

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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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San Diego

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Diego Zoo and Cabrillo National Monument. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip website.

Ontario to San Diego is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Traveling from Ontario in December, San Diego is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Zoo
San Diego Zoo
4.5
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Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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Las Vegas

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.
On the 16th (Wed), take a stroll through The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Fri), engage your brain at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coit Tower. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 45°F in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7

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Los Angeles

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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Griffith Observatory. Venture out of the city with trips to Bergamot Station (in Santa Monica) and Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! (in Anaheim). Pack the 21st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:
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Must see
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Theme Park
Universal Studios Hollywood
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
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