12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus:  6​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): do a tasting at Lynmar Estate Winery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bodega Head. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, learn about winemaking at Trinchero Napa Valley, then learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

If you are flying in from Lithuania, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Moss Beach, Bodega Bay, Lynmar Estate Winery, VJB Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards

1
night
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): trek along Panorama Trail, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 10th (Sun), trek along Big Trees Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Whitney Trail, and then explore the striking landscape of Inyo National Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): hike along Big Stump Basin, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour app .

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Whitney Trail, Inyo National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

2
nights
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, then enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, and finally partake in some friendly competition at Alibi Las Vegas.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Balloon Rides
Alibi Las Vegas ©
Alibi Las Vegas

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 13th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, get great views at Lipan Point, take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally get great views at Powell Point.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool .

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 difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nightlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point

1
night
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 15th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at The Americana at Brand, take in nature's colorful creations at Descanso Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Andrew Church, then don't miss a visit to City of Pasadena City Hall, and finally kick back and relax at Tourmaline Surfing Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pasadena, Descanso Gardens, The Americana at Brand, Tourmaline Surfing Park
Highlights from your plan
Descanso Gardens ©
Descanso Gardens
The Americana at Brand ©
The Americana at Brand
St. Andrew Church ©
St. Andrew Church

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Santa Barbara. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carpinteria, Old Mission Santa Ines, Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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