11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder

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Fly
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
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Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then try to win big at Caesars Palace.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Columbus to Las Vegas is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Columbus in December; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 57°F and lows reach 39°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Coldwater Canyon Park as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, then explore the stunning scenery at Coldwater Canyon Park, and then shop like a local with The Grove.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. You will leave for San Diego on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
You've added La Jolla Shores Park, Torrey Pines State Beach, Coronado Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at Coronado Beach and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. On the next day, wander the streets of Little Italy, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online travel planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Titanic and then try your luck at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route maker website.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 45°F by day to 15°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Las Vegas

Sin City

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. On the 25th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.