22 days in United States & Pacific Coast Itinerary

22 days in United States & Pacific Coast Itinerary

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22 days in United States & Pacific Coast Itinerary

Start: Kabul, Afghanistan
Fly:  27 h
1
San Francisco, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly:  8 h
4
Zihuatanejo, Mexico
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  34 h
End: Kabul, Afghanistan

7
nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Let the collections at The Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa), Bodega Head (in Bodega Bay) and Geyserville (Cast Wines, Ramazzotti Wine Tasting, & more). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Kabul, Afghanistan to San Francisco is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Kabul to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kabul in July, plan for cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Geyserville, Wine Tours & Tastings, Bodega Head
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and bus from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

5
nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Getty Center Publications. Relax by the water at Santa Monica Beach and Original Muscle Beach. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Hermosa Beach to see Hermosa Beach Pier about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Will Rogers State Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, steep yourself in history at La Brea Tar Pits, and browse the exhibits of Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Zihuatanejo.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Hermosa Beach Pier
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

3
nights
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo ©
Together with the adjecent town of Ixtapa, coastal Zihuatanejo remains one of southwestern Mexico's major tourist destinations.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa el Palmar and Playa Larga. Head to Bodega del Tequila and TEQUILA ¡POR FAVOR!for plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa la Ropa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of the Great Coast.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Zihuatanejo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Los Angeles to Zihuatanejo takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in July, with highs in Zihuatanejo at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zihuatanejo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa el Palmar
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Playa la Ropa ©
Playa la Ropa
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Playa el Palmar ©
Playa el Palmar

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