25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  17​h
1
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
7
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Paris

8
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.
Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area (in Littlefield), Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees (in Meadview) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). Spend the 24th (Thu) exploring nature at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner .

Paris, France to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paris to Las Vegas, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

The Virgin River Canyon Recreation Area, Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, Willow Beach, Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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 27th (Sun), get great views at Powell Point and then trek along Rim Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

3
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Head to Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Santa Monica Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Third Street Promenade (in Santa Monica). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive, Disneyland Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, then identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then appreciate the extensive heritage of State Street Underpass, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara road trip app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from Los Angeles in November, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Wildlife Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View and then identify plant and animal life at Pioneer Yosemite History Center. On your second day here, examine the collection at Yosemite Museum Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

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Drive from Santa Barbara to Wawona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Wawona can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Ansel Adams Gallery ©
Ansel Adams Gallery

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Pfeiffer State Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur online travel route planner .

Getting from Wawona to Big Sur by car takes about 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and then stop by AiX.

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You can take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Monterey sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

AiX, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Jose driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. Visit Marshall’s Beach and Fort Funston National Park for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill, and kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday maker app .

Getting from San Jose to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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