20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Singapore

9
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.
Shop till you drop at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Bergamot Station. Venture out of the city with trips to Magicopolis (in Santa Monica) and Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 19th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, stop by Amoeba Music, get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Singapore to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Los Angeles to be much colder, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Amoeba Music ©
Amoeba Music
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve and then stop by The Cheese Shop. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Los Angeles to Carmel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Monterey
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in December, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Museum Gallery ©
Yosemite Museum Gallery
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, stop by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ©
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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