12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  18​h
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Brasilia

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Shop till you drop at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Filbert Steps. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, stroll through Golden Gate Park, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For photos and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder site .

Brasilia, Brazil to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Brasilia in May, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then wander the streets of State Street, then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara itinerary maker website .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

3
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 8th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Universal CityWalk Hollywood.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Forever Cemetery ©
Hollywood Forever Cemetery

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), stop by Barneys New York, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Hoover Dam and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online attractions planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
Barneys New York ©
Barneys New York

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): trek along Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and then contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

few
hours
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guardian Angel Cathedral ©
Guardian Angel Cathedral

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