17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 6 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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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.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest

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Carmel

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then stop by AiX. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel holiday planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by bus takes about 15.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Carmel hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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 get in some beach time at Moonstone Beach and Piedras Blancas. Shop till you drop at Sebastian General Store and Ephraim Pottery West Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Simeon: Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (in King City) and Big Sur (New Camaldoli Hermitage & Salmon Creek Falls Trail). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, do a tasting at Stolo Vineyards & Winery, learn more about the world around you at Greenspace Creekside Reserve, and explore the striking landscape at Jade Cove.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Simeon trip maker tool.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in November, San Simeon is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough 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
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. You'll explore and learn at Shelby American Inc and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade, and have fun at Strip Gun Club.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are slightly colder (16°C), and nights are a bit warmer (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah

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