11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Lafayette
Fly:  4​h 45​min
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Santa Fe
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Lafayette

1
day
San Antonio

San Antonio
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Alamo, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando Cathedral, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Lafayette to San Antonio is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in San Antonio are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo
The Alamo
The San Antonio River Walk ©
The San Antonio River Walk
San Fernando Cathedral ©
San Fernando Cathedral

2
days
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 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and finally examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to San Francisco takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): hike along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then admire the natural beauty at Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip generator.

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 66°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
days
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.
On the 27th (Wed), examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, then stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles custom trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

few
hours
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sedona tour planner.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from Los Angeles to Sedona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 53°F and lows are around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Historic Sites Spas
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa
A Spa For You Sedona Day Spa

2
days
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 30th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Hopi Point, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio. On your second day here, trek along Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in December, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 43°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

few
hours
Santa Fe

Santa Fe
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Fe sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Santa Fe by car takes about 7 hours. January in Santa Fe sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 20°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Parks Outdoors Tours

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