14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Petersen Automotive Museum, The Getty Center, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the interesting displays at Travel Town, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip builder .

Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf and then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, Santa Barbara is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria travel planning site .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in November, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Monarch Butterfly Grove
Highlights from your plan
Rancho Sisquoc Winery ©
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 26th (Tue), kick back and relax at Breakwater and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Monterey online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Santa Maria to Monterey in 3 hours. When traveling from Santa Maria in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Breakwater ©
Breakwater

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Monterey to San Jose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral ©
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Keep things going the next day: get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker .

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In November, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

1
night
Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of California State Mining and Mineral Museum and then contemplate the long history of Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mariposa trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Mariposa by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Mariposa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan

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 Yosemite Family Adventures, Vernal Fall, Bridalveil Fall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): hike along Nevada Falls Loop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, get a dose of the wild on Yosemite Family Adventures, and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. While traveling from Mariposa, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 19°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nevada Falls Loop ©
Nevada Falls Loop
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 2nd (Mon), experience rural life at Tangleweed Farm and then contemplate the long history of Tehachapi Loop.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Bakersfield by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in Bakersfield to be much warmer, around 39°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tehachapi
Highlights from your plan
Tehachapi Loop ©
Tehachapi Loop
Tangleweed Farm ©
Tangleweed Farm

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel route planner .

You can drive from Bakersfield to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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