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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. Appreciate the collections at California Academy of Sciences and Musee Mecanique. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, and take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route tool.

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. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 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.
Visiting Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Safari West will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Calistoga: Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa), Korbel Champagne Cellars (in Guerneville) and Stephen & Walker Winery (in Healdsburg). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, and take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa.

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Getting from San Francisco to Calistoga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Calistoga. 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Escape the urban bustle at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day 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 cooler, around -8°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°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

Parks · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Zabriskie Point and Ubehebe Crater. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artists Palette and Beatty Museum & Historical Society. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and explore the fascinating landscape at The Racetrack.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park route maker site.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Neon Museum and Lost City Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Strip and The Mob Museum. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, approximately Overton away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour itinerary maker app.

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, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Start 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 traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 23°C and lows are around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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. For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Carmel online route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Diego in December, with highs in Carmel at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Jose.

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), take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, get engrossed in the history at Computer History Museum, and then kick back and relax at Natural Bridges State Beach. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip planner.

Getting from Carmel to San Jose by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in San Jose, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride 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

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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.