15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. For shopping fun, head to Montana Avenue or Bergamot Station. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Farmers Market). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, browse the different shops at The Grove, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
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Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in December since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 5°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To plan Death Valley National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Death Valley National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in December; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.
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Ashford Mill Ruins ©
Ashford Mill Ruins

3
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.
Do your shopping at The Strip and Barneys New York. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Lake Mead National Recreation Area. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get great views at Powell Point.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip app .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Rodeo Drive. Step out of the city life by going to Santa Monica State Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 30 minutes away). See even more of Los Angeles: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner .

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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