12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. On your second day here, trek along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Chicago to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are warmer (47°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Wawona travel itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Wawona. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in November since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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 29th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

To find reviews and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Wawona - with highs of 76°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and Maritime Museum of San Diego. There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, have fun at Balboa Park, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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