24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Noumea, Grand Terre
Bus + Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Bus:  5​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  20​h 30​min
End: Noumea, Grand Terre

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner .

Noumea, New Caledonia to Los Angeles is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Noumea to Los Angeles, you'll gain 19 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online vacation planner .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip app .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in January, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in January since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Ashford Mill Ruins ©
Ashford Mill Ruins

1
day
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Mt. Whitney and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Mt. Whitney ©
Mt. Whitney

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area and Cathedral Beach Picnic Area make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Range and take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online holiday planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in January, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 28th (Mon), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then stop by The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Carlos Cathedral.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and Japanese Tea Garden. And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a stroll through Union Square, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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