18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey maker tool.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stroll through Badger Pass Ski Area. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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Hiking Trail
Mariposa Grove
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in January; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Getty Center
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Zabriskie Point and Badwater Basin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Mosaic Canyon. Change things up with a short trip to Trona Pinnacles in Trona (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Fall Canyon and stroll through Gower Gulch Loop.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 17°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Wildlife Area
Trona Pinnacles
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
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Water Body
Badwater Basin
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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 20th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Frenchmen Street, then wander the streets of Royal Street, and finally don't miss a visit to French Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Garden District, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in New Orleans, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Royal Street
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Must see
Garden District
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New York City

New York City ©

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Frick Collection will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, and take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City route planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Orleans in January: highs in New York City hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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