14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Reno
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in November; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 7th (Wed), trek along Tonto Trail, then stop by Canyon Village Marketplace, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park route planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online tour planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, expect Los Angeles to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Carpinteria State Beach, don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in November, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for slightly colder days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

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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 11th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are colder (-8°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kiva Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach, and then stop by Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe by combination of bus and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Reno.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters ©
Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, then enjoy some diversion at Reno Guns & Range, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Reno trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Reno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Reno, with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Reno

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park ©
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral ©
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
Reno Guns & Range ©
Reno Guns & Range

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
On the 14th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Calistoga trip planning site .

Drive from Reno to Calistoga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Reno in November, expect Calistoga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Calistoga

#Wineries

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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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 15th (Thu), stroll through Asilomar State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip planner .

Getting from Calistoga to Carmel by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. Traveling from Calistoga in November, Carmel is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at New Brighton State Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz day trip app .

You can drive from Carmel to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

New Brighton State Beach
Highlights from your plan
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Santa Cruz in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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