13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Fresno
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Barstow
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly

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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 7th (Wed), make a trip to Lombard Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll set off for Monterey on the 8th (Thu).
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 8th (Thu), gain a rich perspective with Monterey Bay Food Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Monterey travel route planning website.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fresno.
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Fresno — 1 night

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Forestiere Underground Gardens and then make a trip to Old Town Clovis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Fresno travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Fresno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 3°C in Fresno. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Shop till you drop at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Mirage, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Traveling by flight from Fresno to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Barstow.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Barstow — 1 night

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rainbow Basin Natural Area and then revel in the low prices at Outlets at Barstow.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barstow driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Barstow takes 2.5 hours. In December in Barstow, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Los Angeles.
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Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Shop till you drop at Bergamot Station and Two Rodeo Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Rodeo Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Traveling from Barstow in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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