20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h
1
Los Angeles
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

6
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). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online road trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December: highs in Los Angeles hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 23rd (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then make a trip to San Carlos Cathedral. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then make a trip to Cannery Row.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Carmel trip maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Carmel to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

6
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, catch a ride on Cable Cars, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
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. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

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

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