18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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St. Helena
— 2 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Reno
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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker app.

Merida, Mexico to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Merida to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Merida in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara travel planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for little chillier nights in Santa Barbara, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Wineries
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:
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Carmel

— 1 night
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. On the 20th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Carmel road trip planning app.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Carmel in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, take a stroll through North Beach, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Helena.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

St. Helena

— 2 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
On the 25th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Pride Mountain Vineyards, do a tasting at Prager Winery & Port Works, and then learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Goosecross Cellars, then shop like a local with Darioush Winery, then learn about winemaking at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our St. Helena trip tool.

Getting from San Francisco to St. Helena by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from San Francisco in November since evenings lows in St. Helena dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:

South Lake Tahoe

— 3 nights
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
South Lake Tahoe is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Emerald Bay State Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, hit the slopes at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our South Lake Tahoe vacation planner.

Traveling by car from St. Helena to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from St. Helena in November: high temperatures in South Lake Tahoe hover around 13°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in November, plan for little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around -8°C. You will leave for Reno on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Reno

— 1 night

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Reno Arch and then try to win big at Atlantis Casino.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Reno trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Reno takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of -5°C in Reno. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Reno

Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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

4.4
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.