20 days in West Coast, Las Vegas & Yellowstone National Park Itinerary

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San Francisco
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San Jose
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
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Los Angeles
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Yellowstone National Park
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Seattle
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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.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, stroll around Golden Gate Park, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

New Delhi, India to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Jose.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at Hanuman Yoga Retreat, don't miss a visit to Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, then walk around Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Spas · Parks · Fun & Games
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Jose to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Jose in December, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are colder (-11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Las Vegas — 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in December: highs in Las Vegas hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.
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Shopping · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Step out of San Diego with an excursion to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, explore the striking landscape of Cabrillo National Monument, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in December; daily highs in San Diego reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 2 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. On your second day here, discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Diego to Anaheim in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Anaheim are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Walt Disney Concert Hall, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, cruise along Mulholland Drive, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
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Yellowstone National Park — 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Elephant Back Mountain and then take a leisurely stroll along Bridge Bay Marina.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, temps between -5°C and -19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
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Trails · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Seattle — 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pike Place Market and then look for gifts at Seattle Mystery Bookshop.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in December; daily highs in Seattle reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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