21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  22​h
1
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
San Francisco, United States
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  2​h
4
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
7
San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
Monterey, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

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nights
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Robson Street, Vancouver ChinaTown, Maple Tree Square, and other attractions you added. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Jericho Beach, take in the views from Lions Gate Bridge, make a trip to Maple Tree Square, wander the streets of Vancouver ChinaTown, then wander the streets of Gastown, and finally shop like a local with Robson Street.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Vancouver trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Vancouver is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Gastown ©
Gastown

few
hours
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take a stroll through Union Square and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip builder site .

You can fly from Vancouver to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Union Square ©
Union Square
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app .

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. Traveling from San Francisco in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (9°C), and nights are much colder (-11°C). On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail ©
Yosemite Valley Loop Trail

1
night
Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've added Dante's View, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Zabriskie Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, get answers to all your questions at Furnace Creek Visitor Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 15°C and lows are around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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nights
Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hopi Point, Maricopa Point, Antelope Canyon, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get great views at Pima Point, then get great views at The Abyss, then get great views at Hopi Point, and finally get great views at Maricopa Point. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Moran Point, then get great views at Lipan Point, then enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and finally take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: 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. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 8°C and lows at -11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Desert View Watchtower ©
Desert View Watchtower
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

2
nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience as well as Hoover Dam Bypass. On the 16th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience, examine the collection at The King's Ransom Museum, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, explore the stunning scenery at Hoover Dam Bypass, then see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then wander the streets of The Strip, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas route maker app .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

1
night
San Diego, United States

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Balboa Park, Coronado Beach, USS Midway Museum, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take a stroll through Little Italy.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, San Diego is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Little Italy ©
Little Italy

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nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Solvang Antiques as well as Santa Monica Bay. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at The Broad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles route tool .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Solvang Antiques
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

1
night
Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes 17-Mile Drive. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach and then explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in December; daily highs in Monterey reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
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Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. You'll explore and learn at California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Pomponio State Beach (in Half Moon Bay), Mumm Napa (in Rutherford) and Big Basin Redwoods State Park (in Boulder Creek). See some other sides of San Francisco: do a tasting at VJB Cellars, look for gifts at Graton Gallery, examine the collection at Walt Disney Family Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To plan San Francisco vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Mumm Napa, Pomponio State Beach, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

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