16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Fresno
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  14​h 45​min
End: Brussels

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or fly. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Brussels to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. December in Monterey sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Point Lobos

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Seal Rookery and then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Monterey in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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 25th (Tue): wander the streets of State Street, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then admire the natural beauty at Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Simeon in December since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf
State Street ©
State Street

2
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.
On the 26th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Brandini Toffee and then explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Palm Springs road trip planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to Palm Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Palm Springs are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

#Nature, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Brandini Toffee ©
Brandini Toffee

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then make a trip to The Strip.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Palm Springs in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fresno.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

1
night
Fresno

Fresno
To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fresno day trip tool .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Fresno in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Fresno

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, approximately 46 minutes away. Explore San Francisco further: have fun and explore at Exploratorium, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

Plan a San Francisco trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Fresno to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Fresno in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 9°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks