22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Missoula
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
9
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Shanghai

2
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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app .

Shanghai, China to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco is minus 16 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in January: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 59°F and lows are around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then discover the magic at Disneyland Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles planner .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

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

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. January in San Diego sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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 30th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Diego in January: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 59°F and lows are around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, stroll through Temple Square, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Discover how to plan a Salt Lake City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in February, things will get a bit cooler in Salt Lake City: highs are around 47°F and lows about 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, and hike along Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. When traveling from Salt Lake City in February, plan for slightly colder days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 28°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 4°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Missoula.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Aurum Geyser ©
Aurum Geyser
Grand Geyser ©
Grand Geyser

1
night
Missoula

Missoula ©
Missoula is a city in the U.S. On the 6th (Thu), look for gifts at Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Missoula trip site .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Missoula in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in February: high temperatures in Missoula hover around 37°F and lows are around 21°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seattle.

Things to do in Missoula

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop ©
Grizzly Hackle Fly Shop

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip planning app .

You can fly from Missoula to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Missoula to Seattle is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Missoula in February, with highs in Seattle at 50°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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