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
1
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  9​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Room Los Angeles, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Las Vegas is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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.
On the 1st (Tue), cruise along Tioga Pass, then trek along Panorama Trail, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then get answers to all your questions at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app .

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 9 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Spend the 5th (Sat) on a tasty journey with a beer tour and tasting. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll through Golden Gate Park, examine the collection at Exploratorium, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco visit planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

5
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and get your game on at The Rink at Rockefeller Center.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in New York City, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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