18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, catch some excitement at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (59°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Downtown Disney (in Anaheim) and Old Mission Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, shop like a local with The Grove, and get curious at California Science Center.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then trek along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): hike along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, temps between 45°F and 15°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip tool.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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