12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at New York New York Casino.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 39°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
On the 27th (Sun), get a bird's-eye view with Corporate Helicopters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
USS Midway Museum
4.8
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Playground
Balboa Park
4.8

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Will Rogers Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then stop by Bergamot Station, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Science Museum
Exploratorium
4.6

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get great views at Aguereberry Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Canyon
Golden Canyon
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
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Historic Site
Harmony Borax Works
4.0

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