15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Diego
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Carlsbad
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Wawona
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Hoover
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Lubbock
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Winslow
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: San Diego

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to San Diego. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California and then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carlsbad online itinerary planner .

Drive from San Diego to Carlsbad in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Carlsbad, with lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan

3
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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Wawona is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Wawona travel planning app .

Explore your travel options from Carlsbad to Wawona with the Route module. Traveling from Carlsbad in December, expect Wawona to be slightly colder, temps between 59°F and 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Hoover

Hoover
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hoover trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Wawona to Hoover. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Wawona to Hoover. In December, daily temperatures in Hoover can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You will leave for Lubbock on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Hoover

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

1
night
Lubbock

Lubbock ©
Lubbock is a city in and the county seat of Lubbock County, Texas, United States. On the 29th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Lubbock Veterans Memorial, browse for treasures at Antique Mall of Lubbock, then examine the collection at Silent Wings Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of National Ranching Heritage Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lubbock day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hoover to Lubbock with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Lubbock when traveling from Hoover in December, with lows around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Lubbock

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Ranching Heritage Center ©
National Ranching Heritage Center
Silent Wings Museum ©
Silent Wings Museum
Lubbock Veterans Memorial ©
Lubbock Veterans Memorial

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): trek along Blue Mesa, make a trip to Painted Desert Inn, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Painted Desert.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Petrified Forest National Park trip tool .

Getting from Lubbock to Petrified Forest National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Lubbock to Petrified Forest National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Petrified Forest National Park is slightly colder than Lubbock - with highs of 45°F and lows of 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Winslow.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Painted Desert Inn ©
Painted Desert Inn

1
night
Winslow

Winslow ©
Winslow is a city in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the galleries of Meteor Crater Natural Landmark, examine the collection at Old Trails Museum, then stroll around Standin' on the Corner Park, and finally look for gifts at ARIZONA 66 Trading Company.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Winslow trip planner .

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Winslow takes 2 hours. When traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Winslow, with highs around 51°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Winslow

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Standin' on the Corner Park ©
Standin' on the Corner Park
Old Trails Museum ©
Old Trails Museum
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark ©
Meteor Crater Natural Landmark

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boulder City (Tom Devlin's Monster Museum & Hoover Dam). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, push the limits with an extreme tour, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Winslow to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Winslow in December, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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