12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Cima
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Queen Mary, learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa BB-61, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planning app .

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Long Beach
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Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific
The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works and then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Museums Parks Nature
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The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

7
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.
You've added Cupid's Wedding Chapel, Gondola Rides at the Venetian, Hoover Dam Bypass, and other attractions to your itinerary. Family-friendly places like DISCOVERY Children's Museum and The Roller Coaster will thrill your kids. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Cima on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park, Grand Canyon Skywalk
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Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
DISCOVERY Children's Museum ©
DISCOVERY Children's Museum

1
night
Cima

Cima ©
Cima is a small unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, in the United States. You've now added Mojave National Preserve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to World's Tallest Thermometer and then don't miss a visit to The Mojave Cross.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cima trip site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Cima in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cima when traveling from Las Vegas in January, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cima

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Mojave National Preserve, World's Tallest Thermometer
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Mojave National Preserve ©
Mojave National Preserve
World's Tallest Thermometer ©
World's Tallest Thermometer

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