15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Manila, Luzon
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  12​h 15​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + bus + taxi:  11​h
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
Manila, Luzon

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Pueblo de Los Angeles and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Will Rogers State Beach, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder

Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Manila to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in January, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

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Museums Parks Beaches
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Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 17th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica travel planner

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach

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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.
For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner

You can drive from Santa Monica to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Monica in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Zion National Park.

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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park day trip planning website

Take a bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 12.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, with highs in Zion National Park at 13°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip builder

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Zion National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, expect Yosemite National Park to be little chillier, temps between 8°C and -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

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Wawona Meadow ©
Wawona Meadow

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 24th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and then kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

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You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, expect nights in Big Sur to be warmer, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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days
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner

You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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