21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

21 days in United States & Vancouver Itinerary

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Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  17 h 30 min
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Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
San Francisco, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Bus + Drive:  5 h
4
Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
San Diego, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Los Angeles, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
9
Monterey, United States
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Granville Island, Lynn Canyon Park, and other attractions you added. Head to Vancouver Biennale and Granville Island Galleryfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Six Hundred Four and Stewart Stephenson Fine Art. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Gastown and enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Vancouver holiday app.

Singapore, Singapore to Vancouver is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Vancouver is minus 16 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Vancouver at 7°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

North Vancouver, Lighthouse Park
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island
Vancouver Seawall
Vancouver Seawall

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks as well as Lombard Street.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Vancouver to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Vancouver in December, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Lombard Street ©
Lombard Street

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Yosemite National Park, United States

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yosemite Valley Floor Tour, Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail and Cooks Meadow Loop.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -11°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Tours Transportation
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Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail ©
Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Yosemite Valley Floor Tour ©
Yosemite Valley Floor Tour

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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.
You've added Dante's View, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Artists Palette, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon, Mather Point, Powell Point, and other attractions you added.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in December, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 8°C and -11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
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Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hoover Dam, Hoover Dam Bypass, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Strip, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremont Street Experience. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, then admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, then take in breathtaking views at Hoover Dam Bypass, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel route planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 16°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

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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.
You've added USS Midway Museum, Fashion Valley, Little Italy, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): browse the different shops at Fashion Valley, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then take a stroll through Little Italy, then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Diego attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
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Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Art District, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Thu), browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, take in the exciting artwork at Hauser & Wirth, enjoy some diversion at Rose Bowl Stadium, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then take a stroll through Fairfax District, and finally shop like a local with Rodeo Drive. On your second day here, see some familiar sights at Paramount Pictures Studio Tour, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, make a trip to Santa Monica Pier, then look for gifts at Grand Central Market, then wander the streets of Art District, and finally take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Neighborhoods Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Rose Bowl Stadium, Fairfax District, Santa Monica Pier
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Art District ©
Art District
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mystery Spot, Old Fisherman's Wharf, 17-Mile Drive, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), stop by Pezzini Farms, shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannery Row. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the waterfront at Old Fisherman's Wharf, cruise along 17-Mile Drive, take an unorthodox tour of Mystery Spot, take a memorable tour with Roaring Camp Railroads, then revel in the low prices at Gilroy Premium Outlets, and finally explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Monterey online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Los Angeles to Monterey in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, expect Monterey to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel, Santa Cruz, Pezzini Farms, Gilroy Premium Outlets
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Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Twin Peaks, Lombard Street, Chinatown, and other attractions. Let the collections at de Young Museum and Chinese Historical Society of America capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Union Square and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards in Sonoma--about 56 minutes away. Explore San Francisco further: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Sterling Vineyards, Silicon Valley, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, Oxbow Public Market, Muir Woods National Monument
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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