26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 1 night
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Laughlin
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 day
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Page
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Anaheim
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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 13th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On your second day here, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, then partake in some friendly competition at Fantastic Race, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online sightseeing planner.

Noumea, New Caledonia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 19 hours traveling from Noumea to Los Angeles. In January in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
On the 15th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Lucille Ball.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Laughlin.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Statue of Lucille Ball ©
Statue of Lucille Ball

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Laughlin

Laughlin ©
Laughlin is an unincorporated town and census-designated place in Clark County, Nevada, United States, and a port located on the Colorado River. On the 16th (Wed), examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, try your luck at Harrah's Laughlin, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grapevine Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Laughlin travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Laughlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Palm Springs in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Laughlin: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Laughlin

Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Grapevine Canyon ©
Grapevine Canyon
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Harrah's Laughlin ©
Harrah's Laughlin

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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 17th (Thu), hike along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Laughlin to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Laughlin in January, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 7°C and lows about -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Painted Desert, then take in the exciting artwork at Northern Arizona University, then explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and finally see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Flagstaff travel planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In January in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Painted Desert ©
Painted Desert
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Page travel route builder tool.

Getting from Flagstaff to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Flagstaff in January, Page is somewhat warmer at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. When traveling from Page in January, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bryce Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 2°C by day to -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. In January, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 13°C and lows of -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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 23rd (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kern County Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM), then relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and finally see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bakersfield trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bakersfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
California Area Living Museum (CALM)
Kern County Museum ©
Kern County Museum
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

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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 26th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point and then stroll around Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakersfield to Yosemite National Park. While traveling from Bakersfield, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Wave Organ.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach and then don't miss a visit to Fairy Tale Cottages of Hugh Comstock.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey day trip planning site.

Getting from San Francisco to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In January in Monterey, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Carmel
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Santa Barbara Zoo, and then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara journey planning site.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites
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 Diego

San Diego ©
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 next day, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Diego road trip app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to San Diego takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 12°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Fun & Games · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
San Diego Model Railroad Museum ©
San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Disneyland Park. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Anaheim trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Anaheim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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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