14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Drive:  4​h
1
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Long Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Palmdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Francisco


1
night
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.
You've added Sentinel Dome, Vernal Fall, Yosemite Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip planner .

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder 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 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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.
You've added The Mirage, Battlefield Vegas, Paris Las Vegas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Mirage Volcano, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 9 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lookout Studio, Hopi House, Yavapai Point, and other attractions you added.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff visit planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Flagstaff to be much colder, around 18°F, while days are little chillier, around 44°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Grandview Point ©
Grandview Point
Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. On the 27th (Thu), take a memorable ride with Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Palm Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Palm Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Flagstaff to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in December, expect Palm Springs to be much warmer, temps between 70°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Long Beach.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Parks Golf

1
night
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
You've added Lake Hollywood Park, Naples Island, Downtown Long Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): go for a walk through Belmont Shore, wander the streets of Downtown Long Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Naples Island.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Long Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Long Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in December, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Palmdale.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Los Angeles, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Lake Hollywood Park ©
Lake Hollywood Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
nights
Palmdale

Palmdale ©
Palmdale is a city in the center of northern Los Angeles County in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Palmdale trip planning site .

You can drive from Long Beach to Palmdale in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Long Beach in December, expect Palmdale to be a bit cooler, temps between 59°F and 33°F. You'll set off for Anaheim on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Palmdale

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Universal Studios Hollywood
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palmdale to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Traveling from Palmdale in December, expect Anaheim to be a bit warmer, temps between 71°F and 47°F. On the 1st (Tue), you'll travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Anaheim to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in January: high temperatures in Santa Cruz hover around 63°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Scenic Drive Nature

Side Trips

Point Lobos, 17-Mile Drive
Highlights from your plan
West Cliff Drive ©
West Cliff Drive

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