24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Sausalito
— 1 night
3
Mill Valley
— 1 night
4
Rutherford
— 1 night
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
11
Santa Cruz
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. For shopping fun, head to Union Square or City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get great views at Twin Peaks, and visit The Embarcadero.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to San Francisco. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sausalito.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of The Craneway Pavilion, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Rodeo Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sausalito day trip planning app.

Sausalito is just a stone's throw from San Francisco. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mill Valley.

Things to do in Sausalito

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Craneway Pavilion, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Rodeo Beach ©
Rodeo Beach
The Craneway Pavilion ©
The Craneway Pavilion

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Mill Valley

Mill Valley ©
Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States, located about 14mi north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Tamalpais State Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marin Country Mart.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mill Valley online route planner.

Mill Valley is very close to Sausalito. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rutherford.

Things to do in Mill Valley

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Marin Country Mart
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Mount Tamalpais State Park ©
Mount Tamalpais State Park
Marin Country Mart ©
Marin Country Mart

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Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, learn about winemaking at Bell Wine Cellars, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rutherford online trip planner.

Drive from Mill Valley to Rutherford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oakville, Bell Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

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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.
Get outdoors at Badger Pass Ski Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along North Dome, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park journey website.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Rutherford to Yosemite National Park takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway. When traveling from Rutherford in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are cooler with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

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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.
Visiting Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Oak Canyon Nature Center, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim sightseeing planning website.

Drive from Los Angeles to Anaheim in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Christ Cathedral, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Christ Cathedral ©
Christ Cathedral

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Yavapai Geology Museum and Bright Angel History Room. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 30th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's more to do: get great views at Hopi Point and look for gifts at Lookout Studio.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Anaheim in December, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

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

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at New York New York Casino, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are much warmer (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Casinos Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 3rd (Thu), hike along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur online vacation builder.

Fly from Las Vegas to Big Sur in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach, kick back and relax at New Brighton State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in January, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

New Brighton State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Highlights from your plan
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park ©
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach