18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Napa
— 2 nights
+3
bus + subway + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Santa Monica (Montana Avenue, Bergamot Station, & more) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Oak Canyon Nature Center, & more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SeaWorld San Diego as well as San Diego Zoo. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, meet the residents at SeaWorld San Diego, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and finally stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To see reviews and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

2
nights
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 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then stop by Vital Tea Leaf, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in San Francisco at 59°F and lows at 45°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Balloon Rides has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery and then look for gifts at Oakville Grocery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, look for gifts at Dean & DeLuca, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally look for gifts at Oxbow Public Market.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Napa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Napa, with lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Helena, Oakville, Safari West, Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Oxbow Public Market ©
Oxbow Public Market
Beringer Vineyards ©
Beringer Vineyards

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to Pothole Dome, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and car. When traveling from Napa in January, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 44°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 13°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery

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