17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Tokyo, Japan to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 17 hours traveling from Tokyo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Third Street Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 19°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip website.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. You'll set off for Cambria on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): hunt for treasures at San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association and then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cambria trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Cambria reach 20°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cambria

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo County Farmers' Market Association, Hearst Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Nob Hill. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve in Moss Beach, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

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Getting from Cambria to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or fly. Traveling from Cambria in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Las Vegas, with lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), get great views at Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip site.

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 changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in January: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 5°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek and then cruise along Artists Dr.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park 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 January, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. In January, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Grove ©
The Grove