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
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
6
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: San Francisco

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. For shopping fun, head to Ferry Building Marketplace or City Lights Booksellers. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

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

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. December in San Francisco sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, stop by Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then admire all the interesting features of Half Dome, and then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Los Angeles at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette and then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally shop like a local with Lookout Studio. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 8°C and -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Amorosa, then do a tasting at Beringer Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sonoma Coast State Beach, and then take in the exciting artwork at Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Calistoga online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Calistoga takes 13 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Calistoga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect nights in Calistoga to be warmer, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 18°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Robert Mondavi Winery, Sonoma Coast State Beach, Mumm Napa, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 30th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. On the next day, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and finally make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

Plan trip to Monterey with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Calistoga to Monterey in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Calistoga in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monterey, with lows of 7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 2nd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas, and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in January, you will find days in Pismo Beach are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

San Luis Obispo, Cambria, San Simeon, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, shop like a local with The Strip, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then identify plant and animal life at Veteran's Memorial Park, and then admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Pismo Beach to Las Vegas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Pismo Beach in January, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Veteran's Memorial Park
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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