19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santa Fe
1
Santa Fe
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
San Francisco
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Santa Fe travel route builder app

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Albuquerque International Sunport Airport. In December, daytime highs in Santa Fe are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Canyon Road ©
Canyon Road
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

5
nights
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at The Venetian, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Santa Fe to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Fe to Las Vegas. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Fe in December: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

6
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Exploratorium and Wine Tours & Tastings make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park, and wander the streets of Union Square.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco online trip itinerary maker

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's still lots to do: let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary planner

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in January, with highs in San Diego at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

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
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Getty Center The Publications. Change things up with a short trip to Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim (about 40 minutes away). Pack the 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles online tour planner

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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