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
Drive:  30​min
1
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + Fly + Subway + Bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Napa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Subway + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Wed), see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, explore and take pictures at 26-Mile Bike Path, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and finally stroll through Greystone Mansion. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santa Monica day trip planning site .

Los Angeles to Santa Monica is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also ride a tram; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, The Getty Villa
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Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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 29th (Fri), make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Drive from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Monica in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 44°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa, and then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then do a tasting at V. Sattui, then do a tasting at Mumm Napa, and finally stop by Oxbow Public Market.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Napa tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Napa takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Napa are somewhat warmer (56°F), and nights are much hotter (38°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Safari West, Mumm Napa, Castello di Amorosa
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Safari West ©
Safari West

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at Hollywood Walk of Fame and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, stop by The Original Farmers Market, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, subway, flight, and train from Napa to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in January, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Bay, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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