13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Clara
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Sat), visit The Embarcadero and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 13.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Santa Cruz

— 2 nights
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at New Brighton State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Lovers Point and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz day trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Cruz, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Santa Clara.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Santa Clara

— 1 night
Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Peace Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with Stanford Shopping Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Mission Peak Regional Preserve.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Santa Clara road trip site.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Santa Clara in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Santa Clara can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Clara

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Get a sense of the local culture at Griffith Observatory and Santa Monica Pier. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour planner.

You can fly from Santa Clara to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Clara in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

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 24th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning app.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.