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
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​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.
On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, San Francisco is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip builder .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then hike along Mariposa Grove, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona road trip planning app .

You can drive from Carmel to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from Carmel in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wawona, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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 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: trek along South Kaibab Trail and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website .

Drive from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Wawona in November, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around -6°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation maker website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: trek along Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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