30 days in California, Nevada & Arizona Itinerary

30 days in California, Nevada & Arizona Itinerary

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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Tucson
— 2 nights
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Sedona
— 4 nights

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Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Modus Operandi Cellars and Seghesio Family Vineyards. Discover out-of-the-way places like Loxton Winery and Stephen & Walker Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Healdsburg: St. Helena (Moone Tsai Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, &more) and Wellington Cellars (in Glen Ellen). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Truett Hurst Winery and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip itinerary planning website.

Plymouth, UK to Healdsburg is an approximately 22-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Plymouth to Healdsburg, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stephen & Walker Winery ©
Stephen & Walker Winery
MacRostie Winery and Vineyards ©
MacRostie Winery and Vineyards
Seghesio Family Vineyards ©
Seghesio Family Vineyards

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. You'll explore and learn at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to California State Capitol Museum (in Sacramento), San Gregorio State Beach (in San Gregorio) and Balloon Rides (in Napa). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, stroll through Cowell Ranch State Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Pescadero State Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and subway. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Healdsburg in December since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

1
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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Scenic Road Walkway, admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carmel Mission, then do a tasting at Caraccioli Cellars, and finally view the masterpieces at Wyland Gallery Carmel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel online visit planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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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 10th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambria Cemetery, stroll through Moonstone Beach, then learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery, then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Greenspace Creekside Reserve.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Simeon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Carmel in December, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then explore the world behind art at The Broad, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip site.

Getting from San Simeon to Los Angeles by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from San Simeon in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 24°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charcoal Kilns and Harmony Borax Works. Explore hidden gems such as Mosaic Canyon and The Ranch at Furnace Creek. When in Death Valley National Park, make a side trip to see Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Amargosa Valley, approximately Amargosa Valley away. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine, and explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Death Valley National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Charcoal Kilns ©
Charcoal Kilns

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Historic Route 66 Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Counts Kustoms and Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Fort Mohave and see Willow Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, and browse the exhibits of Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel route planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 4°C in Las Vegas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection

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Tucson

Tucson ©

Old Pueblo

One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stop by Madaras Gallery, then learn about all things military at Museum of the Horse Soldier, then examine the collection at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, and finally examine the collection at Franklin Auto Museum. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Tumacacori National Historical Park, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery H, and then admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

Plan my day in Tucson using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Tucson in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; 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 Las Vegas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Tucson

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Museum of the Horse Soldier ©
Museum of the Horse Soldier
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tumacacori National Historical Park ©
Tumacacori National Historical Park

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
You'll explore and learn at Arizona Copper Art Museum and Jerome State Historic Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Whiskey Row and Douglas Mansion. Get out of town with these interesting Sedona side-trips: Jerome (Jerome Historical Society Mine Museum & Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery), Tuzigoot National Monument (in Clarkdale) and Prescott (Phippen Museum & Sharlot Hall Museum). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park, view the masterpieces at Renee Taylor Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Sedona Heritage Museum, and do a tasting at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sedona sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tucson to Sedona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in December, you will find days in Sedona are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Tuzigoot National Monument ©
Tuzigoot National Monument
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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