11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Drive:  3​h
1
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Malibu
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Huntington Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
End: Las Vegas

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park day trip planner.

Las Vegas to Zion National Park is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit cooler in Zion National Park: highs are around 11°C and lows about -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Nature, #Parks
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Santa Barbara

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.
To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Zion National Park to Santa Barbara in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Santa Barbara due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be much hotter, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Wineries

Side Trip

Summerland Winery
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Summerland Winery ©
Summerland Winery

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at El Matador State Beach and then stroll through Zuma Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Malibu vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 11°C in Malibu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Huntington Beach.

Things to do in Malibu

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

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Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach ©
Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. On the 29th (Sat), stroll through Huntington Dog Beach, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Long Beach Waterfront, and then make a trip to Huntington Beach Pier.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Huntington Beach trip planner.

Getting from Malibu to Huntington Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Huntington Beach, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in Huntington Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Long Beach Waterfront
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Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
Long Beach Waterfront ©
Long Beach Waterfront
Huntington Beach Pier ©
Huntington Beach Pier

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nights
Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Victoria Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Crystal Cove.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Laguna Beach tour itinerary planner .

Laguna Beach is very close to Huntington Beach. December in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Newport Beach
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Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip builder website .

Getting from Laguna Beach to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Laguna Beach in December, things will get slightly colder in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 7°C by day to -11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab 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 5th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (17°C), and nights are much warmer (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Nightlife
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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