19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
car:  11​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Buellton
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
10
Orange
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): browse the different shops at Shoreline Village.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour planner .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping

Side Trip

Shoreline Village
Highlights from your plan
Shoreline Village ©
Shoreline Village

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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.
To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip tool .

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lava River Cave.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Flagstaff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Flagstaff hover around 7°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Arizona Snowbowl ©
Arizona Snowbowl
Northern Arizona University ©
Northern Arizona University

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night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Phoenix route site .

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Flagstaff in December; daily highs in Phoenix reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tempe, Scottsdale Fashion Square
Highlights from your plan
Scottsdale Fashion Square ©
Scottsdale Fashion Square
SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium
Room Escape Games

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Carlsbad Premium Outlets and then stroll through La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the waterfront at Seaport Village.

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Getting from Phoenix to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Buellton.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Seaport Village ©
Seaport Village
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Buellton

Buellton ©
Buellton is a small city in Santa Barbara County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): browse for treasures at Solvang Antiques and then relax in the rural setting at Ostrich Land.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buellton day trip planning tool .

Getting from San Diego to Buellton by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from San Diego in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Buellton. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Buellton

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Solvang Antiques
Highlights from your plan
Ostrich Land ©
Ostrich Land
Solvang Antiques ©
Solvang Antiques

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night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and then look for gifts at Trio Carmel.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip maker tool .

You can drive from Buellton to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buellton in December, Monterey is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Parks Nature

Side Trip

Carmel
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Trio Carmel ©
Trio Carmel

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Exploratorium and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip tool .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In December in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You will leave for Cambria on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in San Francisco

Childrens Museums Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello di Amorosa
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cambria online holiday maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Cambria in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in January, Cambria is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orange.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cambria Nursery and Florist ©
Cambria Nursery and Florist

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nights
Orange

Orange ©
Orange is a city located in Orange County, California. Relax by the water at Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Knott's Berry Farm and Europa Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Orange: Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness (in Idyllwild) and Temecula (Miramonte Winery, South Coast Winery, & more).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Orange road trip site .

Drive from Cambria to Orange in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, Orange is somewhat warmer than Cambria - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. On the 6th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Orange

Parks Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Temecula, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Knott's Berry Farm, Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Knott's Berry Farm ©
Knott's Berry Farm

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