8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  7​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Big Bear Lake
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
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 26th (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online sightseeing planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mexico City to Las Vegas, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along South Kaibab Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 8°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
day
Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake ©
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Butler Peak, stroll through Alpine Pedal Path, and then stop by Village Sweet Shoppe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Big Bear Lake trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Bear Lake in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Big Bear Lake is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Big Bear Lake, with lows around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Village Sweet Shoppe ©
Village Sweet Shoppe

3
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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker website .

Getting from Big Bear Lake to San Diego by car takes about 3 hours. In December, San Diego is much warmer than Big Bear Lake - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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