12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in November: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Grace Cathedral ©
Grace Cathedral

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 18th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Carmel sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Big Sur, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, stroll through Mariposa Grove, and then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Wawona vacation website .

You can drive from Carmel to Wawona in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Carmel in November since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Trails Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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 21st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then get great views at Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Bright Angel Trail and then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Grand Canyon National Park trip simple and quick.

Getting from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wawona in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around -6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego visit planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 24th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St.John Vianney Chapel. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then get your bearings at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, St.John Vianney Chapel, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
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