26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 7 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 5 nights

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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach, then take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Anaheim to Los Angeles is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

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 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, then contemplate the long history of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, and finally shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

For maps and tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. December in San Diego sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Anaheim

— 7 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Let the collections at Palm Springs Air Museum and Huntington Beach Art Center capture your imagination. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Laguna Beach (Virga Gallery & Crystal Cove), Calico Ghost Town (in Yermo) and Palm Springs (VillageFest & Palm Springs Art Museum). And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District, take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park, wander the streets of El Paseo Shopping District, and view the masterpieces at The Disney Gallery.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Anaheim trip maker.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

On the 3rd (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Hammer Museum, then shop like a local with The Grove, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip maker.

Getting from Anaheim to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker website.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 8th (Fri): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner.

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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (7°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Do some cultural sightseeing at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.