10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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10 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Santa Fe
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Beijing

1
night
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 20th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then browse the different shops at Fashion Show Mall, and then stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Beijing, China to Las Vegas is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Beijing to Las Vegas. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
The Forum Shops at Caesars ©
The Forum Shops at Caesars

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Do your shopping at Absolute Bikes and Colors of the West. Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and The Gallery in Williams. Venture out of the city with trips to Williams (Addicted to Route 66 & Thunder Eagle Native Art). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, admire all the interesting features of Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), stop by Village Rock Shop of Sedona, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Sedona by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Sedona are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Williams, Absolute Bikes
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Colors of the West ©
Colors of the West
The Melting Point ©
The Melting Point

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), stop by Trujillo's Weaving Shop, look for gifts at Centinela Traditional Arts, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, then look for gifts at Sun Country Traders, and finally stop by The Shop - A Christmas Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): look for gifts at Savory Spice Shop, browse the eclectic array of goods at The Plaza, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Loretto Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Fe vacation planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle from Sedona to Santa Fe in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in December: high temperatures in Santa Fe hover around 8°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chimayo
Highlights from your plan
Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Trujillo's Weaving Shop ©
Trujillo's Weaving Shop
Centinela Traditional Arts ©
Centinela Traditional Arts

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then catch a ride on Cable Cars. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Union Square and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and subway from Santa Fe to San Francisco takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Santa Fe in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

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