56 days in United States Itinerary

56 days in United States Itinerary

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56 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
San Diego
— 11 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
4
Avalon
— 17 nights
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 19 nights
End: Los Angeles

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.
You've added Grand Adventures Tours, Nelson Ghost Town, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Fire State Park and Lost City Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Las Vegas Downtown and Pahrump Valley Winery. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Clark County Wetlands Park, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and stop by M&M'S World Las Vegas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Las Vegas to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump, Nelson Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Grand Adventures Tours ©
Grand Adventures Tours
Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Lost City Museum ©
Lost City Museum

3
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cedar Grove Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to San Diego.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cedar Grove Visitor Center ©
Cedar Grove Visitor Center

11
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balboa Park as well as San Diego Zoo. Let the collections at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Pacific Southwest Railway Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Oceanside Pier and Point Loma. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs), Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage (in Encinitas) and Temecula (Old Town Spice & Tea Merchants, Old Town Temecula, & more). There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online road trip planner .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Diego in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in January, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Avalon.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Temecula, Oceanside Pier, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Highlights from your plan
Mormon Battalion Historic Site ©
Mormon Battalion Historic Site
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Old Town Temecula ©
Old Town Temecula

17
nights
Avalon

Avalon
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Avalon trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and ferry from San Diego to Avalon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect nights in Avalon to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are little chillier, around 61°F. On the 24th (Wed), you'll travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Avalon

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

19
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.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Meditation Mount are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mission San Juan Capistrano and Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: San Clemente (Casa Romantica Cultural Center, San Clemente Pier, & more), Prime Desert Woodland Preserve (in Lancaster) and Ojai (Ojai Meadows Preserve, Ojai Valley Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the history at Mission Inn Museum, see the interesting displays at The Cat House, and identify plant and animal life at Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Avalon to Los Angeles by combination of ferry and tram takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Avalon in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ventura, San Clemente, Pasadena, Laguna Beach, Dana Point
Highlights from your plan
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon Museum

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