17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Adelaide

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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 25th (Mon): stroll through San Francisco Bay Trail, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidden Garden Steps. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, look for gifts at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Francisco visit site .

Adelaide, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Adelaide to San Francisco. Traveling from Adelaide in November, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (20°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
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Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
San Francisco Bay Trail ©
San Francisco Bay Trail

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 27th (Wed), grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monterey route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, hike along May Lake Trailhead, and then trek along Pacific Crest Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Monterey to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Monterey in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Pacific Crest Trail
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, then get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and finally have fun at The Santa Barbara Art Foundry.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Barbara in 6.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in November: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Art Foundry ©
The Santa Barbara Art Foundry

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Will Rogers State Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and then experience the excitement of Toy Story Midway Mania!.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles route planner.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Toy Story Midway Mania! ©
Toy Story Midway Mania!
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

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night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the majestic nature at The Mountain Station, then stroll through Palm Springs Museum Trail, then hike along Frank Bogert Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of Sam Cobb Farms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs road trip site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Palm Springs by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Sam Cobb Farms

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then enjoy some friendly competition at Lucky Strike Phoenix.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Phoenix online route planner .

You can fly from Palm Springs to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Palm Springs to Phoenix. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lucky Strike Phoenix ©
Lucky Strike Phoenix
Room Escape Games

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): trek along Rim Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On your second day here, stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip maker tool .

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, head outdoors with Green Valley Range, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Calico Hills, put a fun spin on your tour with Alibi Las Vegas, then have fun at The Little Vegas Chapel, and finally enjoy some diversion at The Range 702.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Green Valley Range
Highlights from your plan
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
The Little Vegas Chapel ©
The Little Vegas Chapel

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego vacation planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect San Diego to be a bit warmer, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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