16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Oakland
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive
3
Las Vegas
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Oakland

— 3 nights
Step out of Oakland with an excursion to Mumm Napa in Rutherford--about 1h 15 min away.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oakland trip itinerary maker tool.

Honolulu to Oakland is an approximately 7-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Oakland due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Honolulu in December; daily highs in Oakland reach 59°F and lows reach 41°F. You'll set off for Bakersfield on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Oakland

Museums · Shopping · Wineries

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Bakersfield

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oakland to Bakersfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December in Bakersfield, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas

— 6 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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. On the 26th (Sun), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bakersfield to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Casinos

Side Trip

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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cruise along Zion Shuttle and then cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Zion National Park is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 50°F and lows of 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
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Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in December; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 36°F and lows reach 8°F. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along West Fork Oak Creek Trail and then get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in December, with highs in Flagstaff at 44°F and lows at 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, approximately Scottsdale away. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden, and indulge your taste buds at Lucidi Distilling Co..

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Phoenix trip builder app.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in December, with highs in Phoenix at 68°F and lows at 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Phoenix

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.

Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses