12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Solvang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights

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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 4th (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Golden Gate Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Francisco. In May in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Solvang.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Solvang

— 2 nights
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Visitor Center, learn about winemaking at Rusack Vineyards, then do a tasting at Sunstone Winery, and finally take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines. On your second day here, walk around Nojoqui Falls Park, take in the history at La Purisima State Historical Park, then look for gifts at Ostrich Land, and finally stroll around Hans Christian Andersen Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Solvang day trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Solvang by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in May, expect nights in Solvang to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Solvang

Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles vacation builder website.

You can drive from Solvang to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Solvang in May since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 10:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Winged Figures of the Republic Statues & Hoover Dam). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (64°F).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Tours · Shopping · Casinos

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 10 — 15:

United States travel guide

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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.