26 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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San Diego
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Phoenix
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Las Vegas
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South Lake Tahoe
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Yosemite National Park
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Napa
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San Francisco
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel planner.

New Delhi, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 13.5 hours. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Diego.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas (about 32 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, see the interesting displays at San Diego Model Railroad Museum, and kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can fly to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 4 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Change things up with these side-trips from Phoenix: Cave Creek Olive Oil Company (in Cave Creek) and Scottsdale (Taliesin West & McDowell Sonoran Preserve). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, wander the streets of Old Town Scottsdale, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Phoenix trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Diego in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Phoenix. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.
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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: explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip website.

Fly from Phoenix to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in January; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 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.
On the 13th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, then stroll through Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, and finally try your luck at Casino at Harrah's Lake Tahoe. On the next day, hit the slopes at Adventure Mountain, kick back and relax at Sand Harbor, and then try your luck at Harveys Casino.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
On the 15th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, get great views at Valley View, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome and then explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from South Lake Tahoe in January, with lows around -12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Napa.
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Napa — 1 night

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 17th (Tue), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, learn about winemaking at Frog's Leap Winery, then view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Napa holiday planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Napa. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Napa, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Change things up with a short trip to Oakland California Temple in Oakland (about 32 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, walk around Crissy Field, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

Getting from Napa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to 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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