16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip app .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
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 13th (Fri): stroll through Point Lobos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Make your Carmel itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December in Carmel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Carmel to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. December in Santa Barbara sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wineries
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

3
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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, and then experience the excitement of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Anaheim is known for theme parks, fun & games, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park, make a trip to Anaheim Packing District, discover the magic at Downtown Disney, and get your game on at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim day trip planning site .

Anaheim is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Knott's Berry Farm
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

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 21st (Sat), stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Grand Canyon National Park using our trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Anaheim in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Stratosphere Tower, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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