20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  4​h
1
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Seattle

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Nob Hill, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder website .

Seattle to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Seattle in November, with highs in San Francisco at 20°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, San Gregorio State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
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 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, then take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

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Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -8°C at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Santa Monica Mountains (in Santa Monica) and Oak Canyon Nature Center (in Anaheim). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, look for all kinds of wild species at Ballona Wetlands, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Oak Canyon Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
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.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday maker tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In December in San Diego, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©

4
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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park will get you outdoors. Appreciate the collections at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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