25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
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Monterey
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San Simeon
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Santa Barbara
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Los Angeles
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Anaheim
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Carlsbad
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San Diego
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Hollywood
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Las Vegas
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Lake Havasu City
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Death Valley National Park
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Yosemite National Park
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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.
On the 7th (Sat), snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and finally contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect San Francisco to be colder, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, then explore the activities along Monterey Bay, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monterey route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. December in Monterey sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 10th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal, stroll around Shamel Park, and then trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Simeon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Monterey in December, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Shamel Park ©
Shamel Park

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

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Drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Santa Barbara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Getty Center, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel route planning app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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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 14th (Sat): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip maker app.

Getting from Los Angeles to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park

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Carlsbad

Carlsbad ©

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad online day trip planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Carlsbad in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in December, plan for little chillier nights in Carlsbad, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
On the 17th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

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Traveling by car from Carlsbad to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Carlsbad in December since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Hollywood

Hollywood ©

Diamond of the Gold Coast

The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at South Beach, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and then head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc.. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then have some family-friendly fun at Boxroom Escape Games.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hollywood online tour planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Hollywood in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Diego to Hollywood. In December, Hollywood is a bit warmer than San Diego - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Hollywood

Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get your game on at Dig This, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder tool.

Fly from Hollywood to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Hollywood to Las Vegas. Traveling from Hollywood in December, things will get colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, make a trip to Powell Point, get great views at Hopi Point, and hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park visit planning site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (8°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Lake Havasu Museum of History, explore the activities along Lake Havasu, and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lake Havasu City planning website.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Lake Havasu City: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Havasu State Park ©
Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu ©
Lake Havasu
Lake Havasu Museum of History ©
Lake Havasu Museum of History

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park holiday builder website.

Drive from Lake Havasu City to Death Valley National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lake Havasu City in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), stroll through Badger Pass Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 9°C and lows about -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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