36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
3
Carmel
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 4 nights
5
Cannon Beach
— 4 nights
6
Zion National Park
— 5 nights
7
Moab
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

3
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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.
Do your shopping at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Hollywood & Highland. Step out of the city life by going to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Bronson Caves. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online journey planner.

Perth, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in November, plan for slightly colder days in Los Angeles, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica Farmers Market, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like South Carlsbad State Beach and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Mission Beach Park. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. November in San Diego sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Point Lobos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Diego to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in November, things will get slightly colder in Carmel: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

4
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muir Woods National Monument and Boudin at the Wharf. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, play a few rounds at Lincoln Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

4
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Relax by the water at Cannon Beach and Manzanita Beach. Visiting Haystack Rock and Astoria Column will get you outdoors. Step out of Cannon Beach to go to Bay City and see Tillamook Country Smoker, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, look for gifts at Beach Books, and hunt for treasures at Cannon Beach Farmers Market.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Cannon Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: high temperatures in Cannon Beach hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Seaside, Manzanita Beach, Astoria Column, Tillamook Country Smoker
Highlights from your plan
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Get in touch with nature at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Zion's Main Canyon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zion National Park: The Rock Stop (in Orderville), David J West Gallery (in Springdale) and Parowan Gap Petroglyphs (in Parowan). There's more to do: trek along Angel's Landing.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Cannon Beach to Zion National Park by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Cannon Beach in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -1°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Moab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

The Rock Stop, David J West Gallery, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Head to Sandstone Gallery and Moab Rock Shopfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Delicate Arch and Dead Horse Point State Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Arches National Park (Wolfe Ranch, Fiery Furnace, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Moab Brand Trails, look for gifts at Back of Beyond Books, and look and learn at RedRock Astronomy.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or fly. In December, Moab is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 3°C and lows of -11°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail. Get outdoors at Mather Point and Lookout Studio. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, get great views at Yaki Point, and trek along Tonto Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

You can drive from Moab to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Moab in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (8°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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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.
On the 13th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, then try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

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