8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Huntington Beach
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Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
End: Santa Barbara

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Huntington Beach Pier.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Huntington Beach trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Huntington Beach. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in December, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grand Canyon National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Huntington Beach to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Huntington Beach in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 45°F and lows at 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Inspiration Point, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 36°F and lows are around 8°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then hike along The Narrows.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zion National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. In December, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 50°F and lows of 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

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Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, then take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, then take in panoramic vistas at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and finally admire the natural beauty at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Zion National Park to Santa Barbara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Santa Barbara is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 67°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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