24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
bus:  15​min
2
Sausalito
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Mill Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rutherford
— 1 night
+3
bus + subway + Fly + bus:  4​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
7
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to San Francisco. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Sausalito.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. On the 16th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of The Craneway Pavilion, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rodeo Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sausalito road trip planning site .

Sausalito is just a short distance from San Francisco. In December, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 41°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

Marin Headlands, The Craneway Pavilion
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. On the 17th (Mon), take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Mount Tamalpais State Park, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marin Country Mart.

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Mill Valley is very close to Sausalito. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough 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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, do a tasting at Bell Wine Cellars, then learn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rutherford vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Mill Valley to Rutherford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Oakville, Bell Wine Cellars
Highlights from your plan
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
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 Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Nature Center at Happy Isles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Yosemite Museum Gallery and Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark. On the 20th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip site .

You can drive from Rutherford to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rutherford in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 46°F, while lows dip to 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
North Dome ©
North Dome

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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.
Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Griffith Observatory and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, examine the collection at The Grammy Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
On the 25th (Tue), discover the magic at Disneyland Park. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Oak Canyon Nature Center, admire the majestic nature at Crystal Cove, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim holiday planner.

Anaheim is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in December, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Christ Cathedral, Crystal Cove
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Oak Canyon Nature Center ©
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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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 Bright Angel History Room and Yavapai Geology Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Grand Canyon National Park. On the 30th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, get great views at Hopi Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Anaheim to Grand Canyon National Park. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Anaheim - with highs of 45°F and lows of 15°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. You'll explore and learn at The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and enjoy some music at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To find reviews and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 57°F to lows of 39°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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): hike along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and finally stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Las Vegas to Big Sur in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in January, and nighttime lows around 44°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
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at New Brighton State Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Big Sur to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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 ©
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach