17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
San Simeon
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Singapore


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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 (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and finally don't miss a visit to Ferry Building Marketplace. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, and then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to San Francisco. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in November; daily highs in San Francisco reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 25th (Mon), 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 then look for gifts at AiX. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Carmel Mission, then take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Dolphin & Whale Watching, AiX
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

6
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Piedras Blancas and Moonstone Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Elephant Seal Rookery and William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Simeon: Big Sur (New Camaldoli Hermitage & Salmon Creek Falls Trail) and Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (in King City). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, learn more about the world around you at Cambria Historical Museum, trot along with a tour on horseback, and sample the tasty concoctions at 927 Beer Company.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Simeon trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cambria, Big Sur, Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum
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Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Piedras Blancas ©
Piedras Blancas

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection in Laughlin, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Simeon in December, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Willow Beach
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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