21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  4​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Palm Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Santa Monica
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  18​h
End: London

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace and then wander the streets of Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail and then take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route planner .

Las Vegas to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bodega Bay
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Cable Car Museum ©
Cable Car Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, explore the striking landscape at Point Loma, and then stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in November, things will get a bit warmer in San Diego: highs are around 26°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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nights
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum, then trek along Palm Springs Museum Trail, then browse the exhibits of Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally hike along Araby Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Indian Canyons, then play a few rounds at Toscana Country Club, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tennis Club District.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Diego in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Araby Trail
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum

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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 18th (Sun): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and then admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip maker website .

You can drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Bergamot Station, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and finally make a trip to Montana Avenue.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip itinerary builder tool .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In November, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Bergamot Station ©
Bergamot Station

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Big Lagoon County Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, and then look for gifts at Holly Yashi Store and Design Studio.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Redwood National Park holiday planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Santa Monica to Redwood National Park. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Monica in November: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad, Holly Yashi Store and Design Studio
Highlights from your plan
Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock and then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest. Keep things going the next day: trek along Mt. Whitney, hike along Mount Whitney Trail, and then examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Redwood National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in November: highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lone Pine
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then explore the stunning scenery at Fall Canyon, and then don't miss a visit to Ashford Mill Ruins.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In November, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Fall Canyon ©
Fall Canyon

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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 27th (Tue): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, then examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, then shop like a local with The Strip, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online holiday builder .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route maker site .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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