13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Beverly Hills
— 3 nights
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights

3
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.
You've added Chinatown, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Harbor Beach (in Oceanside), Mission San Buenaventura (in Ventura) and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Salt Creek Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Clemente State Beach, relax in the rural setting at Ojai Olive Oil, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meditation Mount.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles attractions site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. December in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Beverly Hills.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ojai, Ventura, Santa Monica Mountains, Harbor Beach, Salt Creek Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path ©
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path
San Clemente State Beach ©
San Clemente State Beach

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Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills ©
Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rodeo Drive. On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mission San Buenaventura, thenstroll through El Matador State Beach, and then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beverly Hills road trip planning app.

Beverly Hills is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. In December in Beverly Hills, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Beverly Hills

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ventura, El Matador State Beach, Santa Monica Mountains, The Gentle Barn
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Santa Monica Mountains ©
Santa Monica Mountains
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path ©
Ventura to Ojai Paved Bike Path

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've now added Santa Monica Pier to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier and then sample the fine beverages at R6 Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zuma Beach, thenkick back and relax at El Matador State Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica online day trip planner.

Santa Monica is very close to Beverly Hills. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Hermosa Beach Pier, R6 Distillery
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Hermosa Beach Pier ©
Hermosa Beach Pier

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon. On the next day, stroll through Telescope Peak trail, explore the stunning scenery at Titus Canyon, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram, train, bus, and car. In December, Death Valley National Park is little chillier than Santa Monica - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Telescope Peak trail ©
Telescope Peak trail

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and then trek along Pacific Crest Trail.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pacific Crest Trail
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

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