13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Indianapolis

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, casinos, fun & games, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site .

Indianapolis to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Las Vegas in December, with lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, trek along Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip tool .

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 flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 13°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and The Getty Center. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disney California Adventure Park about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get curious at California Science Center, and have fun and explore at Travel Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get much hotter in Los Angeles: highs are around 70°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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