16 days in United States & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

16 days in United States & Ho Chi Minh City Itinerary

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 1 day
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Honolulu, United States
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
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Napa, United States
— 1 night
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Wawona, United States
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes, United States
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Scottsdale, United States
— 1 night
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San Diego, United States
— 1 night
12
Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
13
Scottdale, United States
— 1 night

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City ©
Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Cu Chi Tunnels and then take an in-depth tour of War Remnants Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ho Chi Minh City attractions planning site.

If you are flying in from Vietnam, the closest major aiport is Tan Son Nhat International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Museums
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War Remnants Museum ©
War Remnants Museum
Cu Chi Tunnels ©
Cu Chi Tunnels

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Honolulu, United States

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip builder website.

Getting from Ho Chi Minh City to Honolulu by flight takes about 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Honolulu. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, you will find days in Honolulu are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then wander the streets of The Castro. On your second day here, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, thentake in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco. Traveling from Honolulu in December, things will get cooler in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Napa, United States

Napa ©
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 11th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, thendo a tasting at Inglenook, thenlearn about winemaking at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery, and finally do a tasting at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum.

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

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in December since evenings lows in Napa dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Modus Operandi Cellars, Inglenook, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery ©
B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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Wawona, United States

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, explore the striking landscape of Pioneer Yosemite History Center, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Wawona online route maker.

Traveling by car from Napa to Wawona takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Wawona

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pohono Bridge
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Pioneer Yosemite History Center ©
Pioneer Yosemite History Center
Pohono Bridge ©
Pohono Bridge

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Mammoth Lakes, United States

Mammoth Lakes ©
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): walk around Mono Lake County Park, stroll through Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mammoth Lakes trip builder site.

You can drive from Wawona to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. When traveling from Wawona in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Mammoth Lakes: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mono Lake County Park
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Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center ©
Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center
Mono Lake County Park ©
Mono Lake County Park
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin ©
Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in December, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Geologist's Cabin ©
Geologist's Cabin

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in December: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Scottsdale, United States

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. On the 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Scottsdale in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, expect Scottsdale to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Musical Instrument Museum
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Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center ©
Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip planner.

Fly from Scottsdale to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to San Diego due to the time zone difference. December in San Diego sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thenexamine the collection at The Getty Center, thenget curious at California Science Center, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Los Angeles are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Scottdale.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
California Science Center ©
California Science Center

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Scottdale, United States

Scottdale
Scottdale is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 49mi southeast of Pittsburgh.Early in the 20th century, Scottdale was the center of the Frick coke interests. To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Scottdale trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Los Angeles to Scottdale. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Scottdale is 3 hours. In December, Scottdale is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Scottdale

Parks Museums Wineries
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