20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+4
Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle + Foot + Shuttle:  2 h 30 min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
7
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
11
Half Moon Bay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Hong Kong

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museum of Ice Cream. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then walk around Golden Gate Park, then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Ice Cream.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in January, with highs in San Francisco at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Badger Pass Ski Area, hike along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in January, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 7°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Badger Pass Ski Area ©
Badger Pass Ski Area
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
Lone Pine

Lone Pine ©
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alabama Hills, steep yourself in history at California Historical Landmark 507, and then examine the collection at Museum of Western Film History.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lone Pine sightseeing planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Lone Pine with the Route module. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in January, things will get a bit warmer in Lone Pine: highs are around 16°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks Nature Museums
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Alabama Hills ©
Alabama Hills
Museum of Western Film History ©
Museum of Western Film History

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Lone Pine to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Lone Pine in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): trek along Angel's Landing and then admire all the interesting features of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect Zion National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

2
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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.
Antelope Canyon has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then get great views at Mather Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in January, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 7°C and lows at -11°C. You'll set off for Palm Springs on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Pipe Creek Vista ©
Pipe Creek Vista
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Palm Springs Art Museum, then delve into the distant past at Indian Canyons, and finally stroll around Michael S Wolfson Park.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Palm Springs tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Palm Springs in 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in February: high temperatures in Palm Springs hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Michael S Wolfson Park
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Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Palm Springs Air Museum ©
Palm Springs Air Museum

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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.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

Drive from Palm Springs to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Palm Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at The Luffa Farm, then stroll around Dinosaur Caves Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pismo Pier.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Pismo Beach trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Pismo Beach takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Pismo Beach. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Parks

Side Trip

The Luffa Farm
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Dinosaur Caves Park ©
Dinosaur Caves Park
The Luffa Farm ©
The Luffa Farm

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Pismo Beach to Carmel takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Pismo Beach, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay ©
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): trek along Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Bay State Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Half Moon Bay vacation planner .

You can drive from Carmel to Half Moon Bay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Half Moon Bay State Beach ©
Half Moon Bay State Beach

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