25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
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Scottdale
— 1 day
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Hollywood
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Palm Springs
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Yosemite National Park is minus 18 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Scottdale.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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Scottdale

Scottdale ©
Scottdale is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 49mi southeast of Pittsburgh.Early in the 20th century, Scottdale was the center of the Frick coke interests. On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at West Overton Village & Museums and then hike along Cedar Creek Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Scottdale travel planning app.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Scottdale with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Yosemite National Park to Scottdale. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Scottdale, with lows of -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in Scottdale

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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Cedar Creek Park ©
Cedar Creek Park
West Overton Village & Museums ©
West Overton Village & Museums

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with JP Outfitters Inc., then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hollywood day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Scottdale to Hollywood. Traveling from Scottdale in December, expect Hollywood to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Hollywood

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · 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 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then get your game on at Apocalypse Vegas, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hollywood to Las Vegas takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In December, Las Vegas is much colder than Hollywood - with highs of 16°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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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.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning website.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Death Valley National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and then shop like a local with Lookout Studio.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 8°C and lows are around -11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 17th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Tahquitz Canyon and then get to know the fascinating history of Tennis Club District.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Palm Springs attractions tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs due to the time zone difference. In December, Palm Springs is much warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Tennis Club District ©
Tennis Club District

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Diego visit planner.

You can drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · 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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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 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carlsbad travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Diego in December since evenings lows in Carlsbad dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
LEGOLAND California ©
LEGOLAND California

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

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You can drive from Carlsbad to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

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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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 23rd (Mon), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online travel planner.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

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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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara vacation planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · 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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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then enjoy some diversion at Shamel Park, and then stroll through Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Simeon sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to San Simeon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Simeon, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Monterey, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

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 Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Francisco, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In December in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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