16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Olympic Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Family-friendly places like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, enjoy some diversion at Battlefield Vegas, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster.

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Houston to Las Vegas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Las Vegas. Traveling from Houston in December, expect Las Vegas to be a bit cooler, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld San Diego. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

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You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disney California Adventure Park, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Badger Pass Ski Area and El Capitan. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, stroll around Mariposa Grove, and identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In December, Yosemite National Park is colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Olympic Valley

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, trek along Eagle Rock Hiking Trail, and then snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge.

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Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you will find days in Olympic Valley are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then shop like a local with Ghirardelli Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then get curious at Exploratorium, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

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Drive from Olympic Valley to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Olympic Valley in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.