19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Truckee
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  27​h
End: Cincinnati

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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, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and stroll through Golden Gate Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Truckee.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): hit the slopes at Boreal Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Truckee online road trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Truckee in 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Truckee: temperatures range from 41°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Boreal Mountain Resort ©
Boreal Mountain Resort

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Sierra at Tahoe has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sierra at Tahoe.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe holiday website .

You can drive from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 19°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Sierra at Tahoe
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Sierra at Tahoe ©
Sierra at Tahoe

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 24th (Mon), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Santa Barbara by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 67°F and lows reach 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
Pack the 26th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see a show at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, take a leisurely stroll along San Clemente Pier, then examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Heisler Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Laguna Beach itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Laguna Beach by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Laguna Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, San Clemente Pier, Mission San Juan Capistrano
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Juan Capistrano ©
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
San Clemente Pier ©
San Clemente Pier

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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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Las Vegas fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Laguna Beach to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Traveling from Laguna Beach in December, expect Las Vegas to be slightly colder, temps between 57°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in January, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 44°F by day to 15°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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