18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
7
Buffalo
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
8
Niagara Falls
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Lake George
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
New York City
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, get curious at Exploratorium, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder website .

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 20th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage, and then take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip maker website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. December in Big Sur sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
New Camaldoli Hermitage ©
New Camaldoli Hermitage
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
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 21st (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip website .

Carmel is just a stone's throw from Big Sur. In December in Carmel, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): cruise along Generals Hwy, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Carmel in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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.
On the 23rd (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Bronson Caves, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip app .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Buffalo.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Buffalo

Buffalo ©
The most populous city in the state after New York, Buffalo serves as the gateway to Niagara Falls and Canada for many travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House Complex and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of Victory Basilica.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buffalo trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Buffalo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Buffalo. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect Buffalo to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Buffalo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Highlights from your plan

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night
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Niagara Falls, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then don't miss a visit to Schoellkopf Power Station.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip planner.

Niagara Falls is very close to Buffalo. In December, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Lake George.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Schoellkopf Power Station ©
Schoellkopf Power Station

1
night
Lake George

Lake George ©
A playground for America’s wealthy families, Lake George was nicknamed "Queen of the American Lakes." While these families often stayed in private country houses, a tourism industry built up around them in the early 20th century facilitated by two YMCAs.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake George, sample the fine beverages at Lake George Distilling Company, have some family-friendly fun at Fun World Arcade, then look for gifts at Wax 'n' Wix, and finally examine the collection at Patriot of Lake George Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lake George trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Lake George takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in December, Lake George is a bit cooler at night with lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to New York City.

Things to do in Lake George

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake George ©
Lake George
Lake George Distilling Company ©
Lake George Distilling Company
Wax 'n' Wix ©
Wax 'n' Wix

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City route planner .

Drive from Lake George to New York City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, New York City is somewhat warmer than Lake George - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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