22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Zephyr Cove
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Reno
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Great Basin National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
11
Roswell
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
13
Santa Fe
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Berlin

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, sample the tasty concoctions at Anchor Brewing Company, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Steps, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

Berlin, Germany to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Berlin to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, then examine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, and finally get your game on at iFLY Sacramento.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sacramento trip maker .

Getting from San Francisco to Sacramento by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in December, Sacramento is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zephyr Cove.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

iFLY Sacramento
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
iFLY Sacramento ©
iFLY Sacramento
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

1
night
Zephyr Cove

Zephyr Cove ©
Zephyr Cove is a census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): hike along Mount Tallac/Glen Alpine Trail, admire the majestic nature at Sugar Pine State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zephyr Cove trip planner .

Drive from Sacramento to Zephyr Cove in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sacramento in December, with highs in Zephyr Cove at 8°C and lows at -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Reno.

Things to do in Zephyr Cove

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Sugar Pine State Park
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Reno

Reno ©
A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt. Rose Ski Resort, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Reno online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zephyr Cove to Reno in 1.5 hours. December in Reno sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Reno

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Automobile Museum ©
National Automobile Museum
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral ©
Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Reno to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Reno in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 16°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Great Basin National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
night
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park ©
Great Basin National Park is one of the U.S.'s more out-of-the-way national parks, but those who make the trip are rewarded with the striking contrast of snowcapped peaks rising from a high-altitude desert.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Wheeler Peak and then explore the fascinating underground world of Lehman Caves.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Great Basin National Park trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Great Basin National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Great Basin National Park: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Great Basin National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lehman Caves ©
Lehman Caves
Wheeler Peak ©
Wheeler Peak

1
night
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 30th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally go for a walk through Paria View.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Great Basin National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Great Basin National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Great Basin National Park in December: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 2°C, while lows dip to -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Observation Point and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 11°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

4
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Powell Point, hike along Bright Angel Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 8°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petrified Forest National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): trek along Blue Mesa, contemplate the long history of Agate House, and then learn more about the world around you at Rainbow Forest Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Petrified Forest National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park takes 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Roswell.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mesa ©
Blue Mesa
Rainbow Forest Museum ©
Rainbow Forest Museum
Agate House ©
Agate House

1
day
Roswell

Roswell ©
Famed as the site of a purported UFO crash in 1947, the Roswell of today offers much more than alien research opportunities.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, steep yourself in history at Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico, then do a tasting at Pecos Flavors Winery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tokay Beaded Art.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Roswell trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Petrified Forest National Park to Roswell in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Petrified Forest National Park in January, with highs in Roswell at 15°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Roswell

Museums Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art ©
Pecos Flavors Winery ©
Pecos Flavors Winery

2
nights
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the activities along Green Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, then take in the dramatic natural features at Hall of The White Giant, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant Dome.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Roswell to Carlsbad Caverns National Park takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail
Giant Dome ©
Giant Dome

1
night
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
On the 9th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at El Nicho, take in the exciting artwork at Keshi, get a taste of the local shopping with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, then take in nature's colorful creations at Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Santa Fe road trip site .

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Santa Fe by combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Carlsbad Caverns National Park in January; daily highs in Santa Fe reach 7°C and lows reach -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Shopping Museums Spas
Highlights from your plan
Nedra Matteucci Galleries ©
Nedra Matteucci Galleries
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens ©
Absolute Nirvana Spa & Gardens
Keshi ©
Keshi

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