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:  8​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planning website .

Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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 Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, tee off at Big Trees Golf Course, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 78°F and lows reach 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): shop like a local with City Lights Booksellers & Publishers and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then get curious at Exploratorium.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in June: highs in San Francisco hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Cap off 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): learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, do a tasting at Mumm Napa, stop by Oakville Grocery, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Fort Ross State Historic Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Deer Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Deer Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Deer Park to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Deer Park

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville, Mumm Napa, Fort Ross State Historic Park, Benziger Family Winery
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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