18 days in United States Itinerary

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Chicago
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Champaign
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 day
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St. George
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Fresno
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chicago vacation planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Chicago is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Taipei to Chicago is minus 14 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Taipei in December: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. You'll set off for Champaign on the 15th (Thu).
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Champaign — 2 nights

Champaign is a city in Champaign County, Illinois, United States. For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Champaign online journey planner.

Getting from Chicago to Champaign by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Champaign are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Chicago.
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Chicago — 1 night

Windy City

Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church, then walk around Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Chicago online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Champaign to Chicago takes 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 2 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antelope Island State Park as well as Park City Mountain Resort. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Antelope Island State Park. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort and then stroll through Temple Square.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City online day trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Salt Lake City is minus 1 hour. December in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 day

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 20th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then get great views at Observation Point.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in December, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around -7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. George.
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St. George — 1 night

St. You've now added Antelope Canyon X by Taadidiin Tours to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St. George route planning website.

You can drive from Zion National Park to St. George in an hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. George, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 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.
To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip tool.

You can drive from St. George to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. George to Las Vegas. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. George in December, with highs in Las Vegas at 16°C and lows at 4°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.
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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. There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 day

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in December: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 17°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fresno.
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Fresno — 1 night

The only metropolitan hub nestled between three national parks, Fresno makes a surprisingly lively getaway.
To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fresno tour planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. December in Fresno sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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 27th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

You can drive from Fresno to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fresno in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to San Jose.
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San Jose — 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sikh Gurdwara.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Jose trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Jose in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in San Jose: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In December, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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