17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
7
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Moscow


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles online tour planner .

Moscow, Russia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Moscow to Los Angeles, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in January: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Oak Canyon Nature Center, Santa Monica Pier, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Thu), take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monterey route planning app .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit cooler in Monterey: highs are around 19°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Gallery by the Sea Carmel
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Wildlife Refuge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

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Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in February, plan for a bit warmer days in San Diego, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Diego to Monument Valley in 8.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in February, things will get much colder in Monument Valley: highs are around 9°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

3
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Bright Angel History Room and Kolb Studio will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then cruise along Tioga Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Mariposa Grove, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park. In February, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 10°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and then kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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