21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Syracuse

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): try your luck at Casino at the Venetian and then look for gifts at Barneys New York. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker site .

Syracuse to Las Vegas is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Syracuse to Las Vegas. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Syracuse in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 57°F and lows are around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Grand Canyon National Park. On the 5th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio, and hike along Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 44°F to lows of 15°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
day
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 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego route maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation planning website .

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

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 9th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, make a trip to Yosemite Village, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Curry Village Ice Rink.

Plan trip to Yosemite National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 44°F and lows are around 13°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area ©
Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

3
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: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

3
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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire all the interesting features of The High Line.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in New York City: temperatures range from 40°F by day to 24°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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