11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an unforgettable tour with 702 Helicopters, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally shop like a local with The Strip.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas day trip planner.

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark to Las Vegas, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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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 25th (Fri): hike along Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Grand Canyon Village and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 15°F, while days are little chillier, around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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San Diego

San Diego ©

America's Finest City

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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and tram. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, with highs in San Diego at 68°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Zoo
San Diego Zoo
4.5

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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 find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara road trip tool.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Barbara by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Santa Barbara when traveling from San Diego in December, with lows around 41°F. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of bus and train from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 46°F and lows reach 14°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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Waterfall
Vernal Fall
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip app.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 56°F and lows about 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
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Canyon
Golden Canyon
4.4
Scenic Drive
Artists Dr
4.6

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Las Vegas

Sin City

On the 31st (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.8
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.6
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Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5

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