12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Deer Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Houston

3
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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Bellagio Fountains.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner .

Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas. When traveling from Houston in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 102°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

4
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature Center at Happy Isles and El Capitan. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Tuolumne Meadows, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, and explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 78°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Deer Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

2
nights
Deer Park

Deer Park ©
Deer Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, savor the flavors at Mumm Napa, stop by Oakville Grocery, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Ross State Historic Park and then identify plant and animal life at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Deer Park itinerary tool .

Drive from San Francisco to Deer Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, you will find days in Deer Park are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Deer Park

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Benziger Family Winery, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Fort Ross State Historic Park ©
Fort Ross State Historic Park
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

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