24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Sausalito
— 1 night
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Mill Valley
— 1 night
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Rutherford
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

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 Ferry Building Marketplace. 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 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°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 · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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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, then tour 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 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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State Park
Marin Headlands
4.9
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Beach
Rodeo Beach
4.6
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Architectural Building
The Craneway Pavilion
4.3

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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, then take 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 58°F, and evening lows to 37°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

Highlights from your trip

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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, then learn 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 58°F, and evening lows to 36°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

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Mumm Napa
4.2
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Winery / Vineyard
Robert Mondavi Winery
4.3

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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 car from Rutherford to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Rutherford in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 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 · Winter Sports
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Geologic Formation
North Dome
4.7

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

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 Los Angeles County Museum of Art. 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 see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

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

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect Los Angeles to be much warmer, temps between 69°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©

Heart of Orange County

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 shuttle; or take a train. December in Anaheim sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Beach
Crystal Cove
4.6

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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. 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 car and flight. 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 45°F and lows about 15°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 · Trails · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 (57°F), and nights are much warmer (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 · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Strip
4.1
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Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

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, then enjoy 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 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 · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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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 63°F in January, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip