16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: South Bend
Fly:  3​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Hemet
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Hemet
— 1 night
Drive:  30​h 15​min
End: South Bend

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.
"O" by Cirque du Soleil has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): watch an amazing performance of "O" by Cirque du Soleil.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker tool .

South Bend to Las Vegas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from South Bend in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 57°F and lows about 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Nightlife
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©
"O" by Cirque du Soleil

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

4
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Bring the kids along to Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monterey: Big Sur (Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer State Beach, & more). There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, and enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Monterey using our trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monterey, with lows of 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Sur, Carmel, Asilomar State Beach
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

1
night
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.
For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip tool .

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In December, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hemet.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Museums
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Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

2
nights
Hemet

Hemet ©
Hemet is a city in the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Sunnylands. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Temecula Olive Oil Company, then take a stroll through Old Town Temecula, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hemet day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Hemet in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Hemet can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Hemet

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Temecula, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, Sunnylands
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Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Sunnylands ©
Sunnylands
Temecula Olive Oil Company ©
Temecula Olive Oil Company

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.
Attractions like San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego online journey planner .

Drive from Hemet to San Diego in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Hemet in December, with lows around 51°F. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off toBentonville.

Things to do in San Diego

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
Hemet

On the 2nd (Wed), learn about winemaking at Wilson Creek Winery and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hemet trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Hemet takes 2 hours. Traveling from San Diego in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hemet, with lows around 41°F. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hemet

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Temecula, Cabazon Dinosaurs
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:
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Balloon Rides
Wilson Creek Winery ©
Wilson Creek Winery
Cabazon Dinosaurs ©
Cabazon Dinosaurs

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