12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
San Diego
— 3 nights
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine), Laguna Mountain Recreation Area (in Mount Laguna) and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens (in Encinitas). The adventure continues: stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Cardiff, UK to San Diego is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to San Diego, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cardiff in December, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
USS Midway Museum
4.8
©
Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7
©
Specialty Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
4.6

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip builder.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
©
Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7
©
Science Museum
Yavapai Geology Museum
4.3

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
The Strip
4.1
©
Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5
©
Specialty Museum
The Neon Museum
4.2

Similar trips

16 days in Honolulu & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, kids, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM POLAND February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in San Francisco & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in California & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in New York City, Las Vegas & San Francisco BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in San Francisco, Las Vegas & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Las Vegas, San Diego & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA June, kids, popular sights Preferences: June, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips