21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17​h 30​min
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h
4
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Monterey, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
You've added Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Granville Island, Lynn Canyon Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Vancouver Biennale and Stewart Stephenson Fine Art. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lighthouse Park and Granville Island Gallery. There's more to do: view the masterpieces at Six Hundred Four and take a stroll through Gastown.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Vancouver is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Vancouver is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Vancouver: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lighthouse Park
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks as well as Lombard Street.

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Getting from Vancouver to San Francisco by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In December, San Francisco is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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nights
Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Valley Floor Tour, Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and Cooks Meadow Loop.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in December, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 9°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Transportation Tours
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Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Valley Floor Tour ©
Yosemite Valley Floor Tour

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Death Valley National Park, United States

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
You've added Dante's View, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Artists Palette, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park attractions planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by combination of bus and car takes about 6 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. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Antelope Canyon, Mather Point, Powell Point, and other attractions.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park route planning website .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, things will get a bit cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 8°C and lows about -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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nights
Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hoover Dam, Hoover Dam Bypass, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and other attractions. On the 16th (Mon), wander the streets of The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then get to know the fascinating history of Fremont Street Experience. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, then snap pictures at Hoover Dam Bypass, and finally admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

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Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 4°C at night. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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night
San Diego, United States

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.
You've added USS Midway Museum, Fashion Valley, Little Italy, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): browse the different shops at Fashion Valley, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, then take a stroll through Little Italy, then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, and finally stroll through Coronado Beach.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planning tool .

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in December, with highs in San Diego at 23°C and lows at 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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nights
Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
You've added Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Art District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, shop like a local with Hauser & Wirth, enjoy some diversion at Rose Bowl Stadium, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then wander the streets of Fairfax District, and finally take a stroll through Rodeo Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get behind the scenes with Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then look for gifts at Grand Central Market, then take a stroll through Art District, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Fairfax District, Santa Monica Pier, Rose Bowl Stadium
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Grand Central Market ©
Grand Central Market
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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nights
Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've added Mystery Spot, Old Fisherman's Wharf, 17-Mile Drive, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), stop by Pezzini Farms, view the masterpieces at Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Cannery Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, admire all the interesting features of 17-Mile Drive, delve into the mystery of Mystery Spot, then get interesting insight from Roaring Camp Railroads, then revel in the low prices at Gilroy Premium Outlets, and finally admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Monterey holiday planning tool .

Getting from Los Angeles to Monterey by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Mon) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Carmel, Gilroy Premium Outlets, Pezzini Farms
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Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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nights
San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Twin Peaks, Lombard Street, Chinatown, and other attractions. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Building Marketplace. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards. Enjoy San Francisco some more: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, examine the collection at de Young Museum, get engrossed in the history at Chinese Historical Society of America, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip tool .

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Sterling Vineyards, Muir Woods National Monument, Oxbow Public Market, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Point Reyes Hiking Trails
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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