16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, and then try to win big at Casino at the Venetian. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): try your luck at The Mirage, try your luck at Caesars Palace, try your luck at The Cosmopolitan Casino, then try to win big at Casino at the MGM Grand, and finally try your luck at New York New York Casino.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip builder app .

New York City to Las Vegas is an approximately 41-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Parks
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Casino at the Venetian ©
Casino at the Venetian
New York New York Casino ©
New York New York Casino

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): trek along South Kaibab Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take in a show at Hopi House, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 15°F, while days are slightly colder, around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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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
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 December, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (57°F), and nights are warmer (39°F). You will leave for Los Angeles on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nightlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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3
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.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online trip builder .

Fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica State Beach
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Fort Funston National Park. Attractions like Wine Tours & Tastings and Japanese Tea Garden make great kid-friendly stops. There's more to do: take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Tours, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Heavenly Mountain Resort. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sand Harbor and then explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe journey planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are slightly colder (45°F), and nights are much colder (19°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lake Tahoe (California), Sand Harbor
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Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): examine the collection at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

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Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Childrens Museums, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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