9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Diego
— 1 day
2
Sedona
— 2 nights
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
5
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
6
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
7
San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Diego

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

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The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Diego. In December, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock, thencruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Oak Creek Canyon, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Bell Rock, and finally stop by Trailhead Tea.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Sedona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Diego to Sedona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in December, things will get slightly colder in Sedona: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Spas
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) ©
Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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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.
On the 15th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in December, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (°F), and nights are colder (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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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 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, thenmake a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planner.

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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around °F, while nights are much warmer with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, get great views at Dante's View, and then steep yourself in history at Eureka Mine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, cruise along Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in December since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around Mariposa Grove, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Death Valley National Park in December; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday tool.

You can fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in San Francisco hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks 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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