16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h
4
Hilo
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Kihei
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Honolulu
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
7
Arches National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: New Delhi

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco travel route planner.

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco is minus 13 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. You'll set off for Wawona on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Wineries

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night
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 25th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Wawona vacation site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Wawona takes 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Wawona when traveling from San Francisco in December, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. Traveling from Wawona in December, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hilo.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Van Sickle Bi-State Park ©
Van Sickle Bi-State Park

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nights
Hilo

Hilo ©
One of the island of Hawaii's major towns, Hilo contains a mix of Asian and Polynesian cultures and is known for its proximity to a national park encompassing two active volcanoes.
On the 27th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Liliuokalani Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Akaka Falls State Park, then examine the collection at Jagger Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Volcano Art Center, and finally admire all the interesting features of Devastation Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Hilo Farmers Market, then look for gifts at Hilo Coffee Mill, then hike along Kilauea Iki Trailhead, and finally wander the streets of Kalapana.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Hilo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Hilo takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Hilo is minus 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December; daily highs in Hilo reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kihei.

Things to do in Hilo

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo Coffee Mill, Jagger Museum
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Liliuokalani Gardens ©
Liliuokalani Gardens
Kilauea Iki Trailhead ©
Kilauea Iki Trailhead
Akaka Falls State Park ©
Akaka Falls State Park

1
night
Kihei

Stretching over 9.7 km (6 mi) of pristine south Maui coastline, Kihei is the island's driest and sunniest region, making it a perfect location for water activities and beach leisure.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kihei trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hilo to Kihei in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In December in Kihei, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kihei

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip planner .

You can fly from Kihei to Honolulu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. December in Honolulu sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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day
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Landscape Arch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Arches National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Arches National Park is 3 hours. In December, Arches National Park is colder than Honolulu - with highs of 3°C and lows of -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Landscape Arch ©
Landscape Arch

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night
Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook, explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Island in the Sky.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park journey tool .

Drive from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 2nd (Thu), trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and then stroll through Rim Trail.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park visit planning app .

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Bryce Canyon National Park when traveling from Canyonlands National Park in January, with lows around -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): hike along Angel's Landing and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park day trip site .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In January, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 13°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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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 4th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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