26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Los Angeles
Drive:  6​h 45​min
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
San Diego
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h
Big Bear Region
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Long Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker .

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 45°F and 13°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

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Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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5
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront activity at Fort Mason Center, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

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Museums Parks Childrens Museums
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Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

3
days
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.
You've now added Grand Adventures Tours to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, and get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park travel route tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in January, with highs in Zion National Park at 53°F and lows at 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Diego.

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Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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10
days
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gaslamp Quarter, Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, San Diego Zoo, and other attractions. Popular historic sites such as Marston House Museum and Old Point Loma Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and San Diego Model Railroad Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Zion National Park to San Diego takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in January, you will find days in San Diego are a bit warmer (67°F), and nights are much warmer (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Bear Region.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Niederfrank's Ice Cream, Oceanside Pier, Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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hours
Big Bear Region

Big Bear Region
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Traveling by car from San Diego to Big Bear Region takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in January, with highs in Big Bear Region at 47°F and lows at 21°F. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 22nd (Mon).

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Outdoors Parks Golf
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2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Hermit's Rest, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, then shop like a local with Lookout Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mather Point. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder .

Traveling by car from Big Bear Region to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Big Bear Region to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Big Bear Region in January since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 15°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Parks Nature Museums
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hermit's Rest ©
Hermit's Rest
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

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hours
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.
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park road trip planning website .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January; daily highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park reach 59°F and lows reach 24°F. You will leave for Long Beach on the 25th (Thu).

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Parks Outdoors Nature
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day
Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Long Beach online itinerary planner .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Long Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in January, you will find days in Long Beach are somewhat warmer (70°F), and nights are much hotter (47°F). On the 27th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Long Beach

Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
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