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:  20​h
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lake Havasu City
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Laughlin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Lake Powell
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+3
Drive + Fly + subway + bus:  7​h 30​min
12
Calistoga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Big Sur
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Singapore

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunset Boulevard, Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, catch a movie at TCL Chinese Theatres, then don't miss a visit to Sunset Boulevard, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip site .

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Los Angeles is minus 16 hours. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Nightlife Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
TCL Chinese Theatres ©
TCL Chinese Theatres

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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 Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park and La Jolla Cove. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, stroll through La Jolla Cove, snap pictures at Coronado Bridge, then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego itinerary builder app .

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 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keys Ranch, Keys View and Cholla Cactus Garden. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, make a trip to Cap Rock at Joshua Tree, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and finally steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch.

Plan my day in Joshua Tree National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 19°C and lows at 4°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Keys Ranch ©
Keys Ranch
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden

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hours
Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. You've now added London Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Blythe Intaglios and then take in the views from London Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Lake Havasu City takes 4 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in December, Lake Havasu City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Laughlin.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blythe Intaglios
Highlights from your plan
Blythe Intaglios ©
Blythe Intaglios
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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Laughlin

Laughlin
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Laughlin road trip website .

Getting from Lake Havasu City to Laughlin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Havasu City to Laughlin due to the time zone difference. December in Laughlin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laughlin

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
You've now added Grand Canyon South Rim to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Laughlin to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Laughlin in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lake Powell trip planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December since evenings lows in Lake Powell dip to -1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Trails Outdoors Parks

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend as well as Antelope Canyon. On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend and then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Page trip planning website .

Getting from Lake Powell to Page by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South and Hoover Dam Bypass. On the 14th (Sat), stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then admire all the interesting features of Hoover Dam Bypass, and then get some fabulous bargains at Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation website .

Traveling by car from Page to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Page in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Hoover Dam Bypass ©
Hoover Dam Bypass
Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South ©
Las Vegas Premium Outlets - South

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night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. On the 15th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mammoth Mountain.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mammoth Lakes using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Mammoth Lakes, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Mammoth Mountain ©
Mammoth Mountain

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), get great views at Tunnel View and then trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Calistoga.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau Montelena and Castello di Amorosa. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Frog's Leap Winery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, subway, and bus from Yosemite National Park to Calistoga in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Calistoga, with highs around 18°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 2°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Frog's Leap Winery
Highlights from your plan
Frog's Leap Winery ©
Frog's Leap Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Muir Woods National Monument, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fisherman's Wharf, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, and then take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Calistoga to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Calistoga in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
You've now added Stanford University to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose journey planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. In December in San Jose, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Santa Monica.
Highlights from your plan
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start your trip to Big Sur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toSanta Monica.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Malibu Pier and Universal Studios Hollywood. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Venice Canals Walkway and Our Lady Queen of Angels. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Dana Point to see Dolphin & Whale Watching about 1h 25 min away.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in December: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Malibu Pier
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
El Pueblo de Los Angeles ©
El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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