20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Buenos Aires
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Buenos Aires

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Santa Monica Bay and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Take a break from the city and head to El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, engage your brain at California Science Center, and get engrossed in the history at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits & Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get great views at Lipan Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 7°C and lows reach -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas ©
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
Titanic ©
Titanic

1
day
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Natural Bridge Canyon, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

2
days
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 2nd (Fri), hit the slopes at June Mountain and then take a memorable drive along June Lake Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and then hit the slopes at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes online route planner .

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in February, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are cooler (6°C), and nights are a bit cooler (-6°C). On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

June Lake Loop, June Mountain
Highlights from your plan
June Mountain
June Mountain
Minaret Vista ©
Minaret Vista

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park day trip website .

You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Mammoth Lakes, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

4
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bodega Head and Fort Funston National Park. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Bean Hollow State Beach (in Pescadero), Mavericks (in Half Moon Bay) and Point Reyes Seashore National Park (in Point Reyes Station). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip app .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodega Head, Bean Hollow State Beach, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Point Reyes Seashore National Park, Mavericks
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

4
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Getty Center The Publications. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park) and Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica). Explore Los Angeles further: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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