17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
3
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
6
Monterey
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation app.

London, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then trek along Bright Angel Trail.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then get great views at Dante's View.

Plan my Death Valley National Park trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 9°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and don't miss a visit to Book Passage.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday builder app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be warmer, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Lobos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Angeles, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Monterey to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in December, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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