15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Tahoe City
— 1 night
bus:  7​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
9
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22​h
End: London

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles online route planner .

London, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
Bakersfield

Bakersfield ©
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. On the 25th (Wed), join the crowd at Kern County Raceway Park, see the interesting displays at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at California Area Living Museum (CALM).

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bakersfield trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Bakersfield takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in December, with highs in Bakersfield at 19°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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California Area Living Museum (CALM) ©
Kern County Raceway Park ©
Kern County Raceway Park
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 26th (Thu), stroll through Point Buchon Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pismo Beach trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bakersfield to Pismo Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bakersfield in December, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Buchon Trail, Bob Jones City to Sea Bike Trail
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Pismo Beach in December: highs in San Francisco hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tahoe City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Tahoe City

Tahoe City ©
Tahoe City is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California. On the 28th (Sat), glide through natural beauty at Tahoe Cross Country, ski along the peaceful trails at Tahoe Donner, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tahoe City holiday app .

You can drive from San Francisco to Tahoe City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Tahoe City: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Tahoe City

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Tahoe Donner
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park

1
night
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 29th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, stroll through Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then hit the slopes at Curry Village Ice Rink, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Tahoe City to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. December in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area

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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 31st (Tue): trek along Telescope Peak trail, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park itinerary maker .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 6 hours. In December, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Telescope Peak trail ©
Telescope Peak trail

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night
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.
On the 1st (Wed), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Rim Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then hike along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of -1°C in Lake Powell. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Nature
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

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