10 days in United States Itinerary

10 days in United States Itinerary

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10 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h
4
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 1 night
End: San Francisco

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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 29th (Sat), hike along Rim Trail and then get great views at Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are colder with lows around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Piedras Blancas and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cambria, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Cambria by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, you will find days in Cambria are somewhat warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Cambria

Wildlife Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then stroll through Point Lobos.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Cambria in January, Monterey is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

1
night
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 3rd (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, then examine the collection at de Young Museum, and finally stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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