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:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
6
Hemet
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
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

few
hours
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 21st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, then get your bearings at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Yosemite Village and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In December, Yosemite National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 46°F and lows of 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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.

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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 Outdoors Beaches

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

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hours
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 27th (Thu) 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. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stop by Temecula Olive Oil Company, wander the streets of Old Town Temecula, and then identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Hemet trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Hemet takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Hemet

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

4
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 Cabrillo National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool, and see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum.

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You can drive from Hemet to San Diego in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Diego when traveling from Hemet in December, with lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hemet.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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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), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Hemet

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

Temecula
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Balloon Rides
Wilson Creek Winery ©
Wilson Creek Winery

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