14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4 h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  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
Bus:  5 h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  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:  4 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

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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 more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker app.

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 23°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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.
Start off your visit 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.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Grand Canyon National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Tonto Trail ©
Tonto Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace

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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): stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, with highs in Los Angeles at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then learn about winemaking at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara route maker site.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start 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.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

Find out how to plan Yosemite National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Kiva Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pope Beach, and then look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe holiday planning site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in South Lake Tahoe, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Reno.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

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

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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): walk around Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, then have fun at Reno Guns & Range, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Reno trip builder website.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Reno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Reno when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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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night
Calistoga

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

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Calistoga vacation maker.

You can drive from Reno to Calistoga in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Reno in November, expect Calistoga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards

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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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Carmel itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Calistoga to Carmel in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Traveling from Calistoga in November, Carmel is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
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.
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 reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz tour itinerary planning tool.

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 Outdoors Parks

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

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco route builder tool.

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, expect a bit warmer with lows of 12°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for 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
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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