23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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San Francisco — 4 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Napa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, admire the striking features of Coit Tower, take a stroll through Chinatown, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning website.

Singapore, Singapore to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in February, expect San Francisco to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Jose.
Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks
Side Trips

San Jose — 1 night

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Rose Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, and then get curious at The Tech Interactive.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Jose trip maker tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. In February in San Jose, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmel.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Carmel — 4 nights

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. Explore Carmel's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Partington Cove & McWay Falls). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Cove, and hike along Scenic Road Walkway.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Carmel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February in Carmel, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 17th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.
Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in February, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 11°C, while nights are colder with lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Joshua Tree National Park — 2 nights

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock and then take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ryan Mountain, take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online vacation planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Santa Barbara — 2 nights

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 23rd (Wed): wander the streets of State Street Underpass and then contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara. On your second day here, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Santa Barbara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.
Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

San Francisco — 3 nights

See some other sides of San Francisco: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Marina District, walk around Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary website.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.