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
— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to San Francisco Bay and Fort Point. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Moss Beach to see Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, see a show at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder.

If you are flying in from Serbia, 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 in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Castello di Amorosa. You'll explore and learn at Charles M. Schulz Museum and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Calistoga: Korbel Champagne Cellars (in Guerneville) and Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Safari West, do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Calistoga when traveling from San Francisco in November, with lows around 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. Visiting Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias and Bridalveil Fall will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Calistoga to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Calistoga in November: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 14°C, while lows dip to -8°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Get outdoors at Zabriskie Point and Ubehebe Crater. Step off the beaten path and head to Artists Palette and Beatty Museum & Historical Society. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and take in the dramatic natural features at The Racetrack.

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Drive from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Prepare for a bit 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · 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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Neon Museum and The Strip. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Lost City Museum in Overton, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Carmel Mission. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Colton Hall Museum.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Carmel planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Carmel is little chillier than San Diego - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

San Jose

— 4 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Appreciate the collections at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Computer History Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Natural Bridges State Beach and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Take a break from San Jose with a short trip to Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park in Felton, about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.