27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Anaheim
— 6 nights
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
4
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Olympic Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Studios Hollywood and The Getty Center will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, make a trip to Stahl House, and admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In December in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Fantastic Race ©
Fantastic Race
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

6
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Downtown Disney. Explore Anaheim's surroundings by going to Newport Beach (in Newport Beach), Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Laguna Beach (Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt & Brown's Park). Have a day of magic on the 21st (Mon) at Disney California Adventure Park. Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Knott's Berry Farm. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Flight Simulation Center, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and experience the excitement of Star Wars Launch Bay.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Anaheim tour itinerary planning app .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In December, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Knott's Berry Farm, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in San Diego are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

4
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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Tom Devlin's Monster Museum). There's still lots to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get little chillier in Las Vegas: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Boulder City
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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 1st (Fri), stroll through South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of -11°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): hit the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Olympic Valley.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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nights
Olympic Valley

Olympic Valley ©
Bring the kids along to Tahoe Donner and Sand Harbor. On the 6th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Northstar California. On the 7th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Squaw Valley Ski Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Olympic Valley trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Olympic Valley. In January, daily temperatures in Olympic Valley can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Olympic Valley

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Truckee, Sand Harbor
Highlights from your plan
Sand Harbor ©
Sand Harbor
Tahoe Donner ©
Tahoe Donner
Northstar California ©
Northstar California

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Olympic Valley to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Olympic Valley in January, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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