24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus:  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.
Do your shopping at Union Square and Ghirardelli Square. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at Exploratorium, and kick back and relax at Baker Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In December, daytime highs in San Francisco are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then don't miss a visit to Half Dome, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
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 next day, make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles by bus takes about 12 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette and then cruise along Artists Dr.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and finally get great views at Lookout Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In December, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 8°C and lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive 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.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Safari West, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, then do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery. On the next day, explore the striking landscape 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 more things to do and other tourist information, use the Calistoga holiday planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Calistoga by car takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Calistoga is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Wineries Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helena, Safari West, Mumm Napa, Imagery Estate Winery & Art Gallery, 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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe. On the next day, stroll through Point Lobos, then view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, then contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monterey online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Calistoga to Monterey takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Calistoga in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Monarch Butterfly Grove. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Piedras Blancas, and then take in the history at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Pismo Beach attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

2
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): don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then walk around Veteran's Memorial Park, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pismo Beach to Las Vegas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Pismo Beach in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Las Vegas, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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