17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lusaka
Fly:  29​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Lusaka

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Take a break from the city and head to Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach and look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Lusaka, Zambia to Los Angeles is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lusaka to Los Angeles is minus 10 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Disneyland Park
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Visit Coronado Beach and South Carlsbad State Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's lots more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego trip builder tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Coronado Beach
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Charleston and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Battlefield Vegas, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then enjoy some diversion at Gun Garage.

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Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 47°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
River Rafting & Tubing
Mount Charleston ©
Mount Charleston

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then look for gifts at Molinari Delicatessen, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Keller Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in July, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Keller Beach Park
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Lands End ©
Lands End
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural Bridge Trail and Artists’ Paintpots. Get in touch with nature at North Rim Trail and Gibbon Falls. There's still lots to do: trek along Artist Point, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Lake Butte Overlook.

Before you visit Yellowstone National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mud Volcano ©
Mud Volcano
Artist Point ©
Artist Point
Grand Loop Road ©
Grand Loop Road

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