27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Calistoga
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and California Academy of Sciences are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Calistoga

— 3 nights
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and Robert Mondavi Winery. Explore Calistoga's surroundings by going to Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Korbel Champagne Cellars (in Guerneville) and Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Safari West, do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Calistoga trip builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Calistoga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in Calistoga dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glacier Point and Half Dome. Visiting Yosemite, Tunnel View and Olmsted Point will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Calistoga to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Calistoga in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zabriskie Point and Ubehebe Crater. Visiting Artists Palette and The Racetrack will get you outdoors. Step out of Death Valley National Park to go to Beatty and see Beatty Museum & Historical Society, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

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Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Neon Museum and Lost City Museum. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The Strip, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

San Diego

— 1 night

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 9th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Carmel

— 2 nights
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. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Carmel Mission, take an in-depth tour of Colton Hall Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Carmel trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Carmel by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from San Diego in December: high temperatures in Carmel hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. You'll set off for San Jose on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Jose

— 2 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
On the 14th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Natural Bridges State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. December in San Jose sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.