13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  7​h
5
Cannon Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and try to win big at Casino at the Venetian.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner .

Dallas to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dallas to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In December in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
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. On the 24th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Carmel, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and North Dome. On the 27th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, make a trip to Valley View, and fly down the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, flight, and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 46°F to lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of The Embarcadero, take a stroll through Union Square, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

1
night
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): stroll through Cannon Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach Wayside. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock and then immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cannon Beach trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Cannon Beach in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or drive. In December, Cannon Beach is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach Wayside
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

1
night
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip builder .

Drive from Cannon Beach to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Neighborhoods Shopping Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach

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