56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

56 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Start: Fort William, United Kingdom
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  15 min
4
Versailles, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
5
Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
10
Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
11
Baden, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
12
Rapperswil, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 30 min
13
Cheboksary, Russia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30 h
14
Fremantle, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 15 min
15
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
16
Brisbane, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
17
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
18
Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
19
Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
20
Seattle, United States
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Fort William, United Kingdom

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Nijmegen ©
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at muZIEum and then visit Lange Hezelstraat.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nijmegen trip planner.

Fort William, UK to Nijmegen is an approximately 9-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort William to Nijmegen. In November, daily temperatures in Nijmegen can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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muZIEum ©
muZIEum
Lange Hezelstraat ©
Lange Hezelstraat

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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Let the collections at Gravensteen and Caermersklooster Provincial Centre of Art and Culture capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Western Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sint-Jacobskerk.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ghent trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nijmegen to Ghent in 2.5 hours. In November in Ghent, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Gravensteen ©
Gravensteen
Saint Bavo's Cathedral ©
Saint Bavo's Cathedral
Graslei and Korenlei ©
Graslei and Korenlei

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Gustave Moreau. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Ghent to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie, contemplate the long history of Ancien Hopital Royal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, thenget to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, and finally contemplate the long history of Académie Équestre de Versailles. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet and then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Versailles trip builder.

You can take a train from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Pamplona.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
The Trianons & The Hamlet ©
The Trianons & The Hamlet
Grand Canal ©
Grand Canal

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona ©
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Fundacion-Museo Oteiza, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Urbasa Andia, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Alto del Perdon, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pamplona holiday maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Versailles to Pamplona takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. November in Pamplona sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Pamplona

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Fundacion-Museo Oteiza, Alto del Perdon
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Fundacion-Museo Oteiza ©
Fundacion-Museo Oteiza
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia ©
Parque Natural Urbasa Andia
Alto del Perdon ©
Alto del Perdon

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. There's much more to do: visit El Barri Gòtic, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planning app.

Take a train from Pamplona to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Pamplona - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Saint Michel Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to La Calanque de Figuerolles and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles), Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more) and Museum of the Foreign Legion (in Aubagne). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille.

Plan a Marseille trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Barcelona to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. November in Marseille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Museum of the Foreign Legion
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Église Saint Veran. Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: La Madone d'Utelle (in Utelle), Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Coaraze) and St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale Saint Paul, La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and don't miss a visit to Eglise du Sacre Coeur.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online itinerary planner.

Getting from Marseille to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

St-Paul-de-Vence, Utelle, Musee des Coquillages, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Église Saint Veran ©
Église Saint Veran
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste

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Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Escape the urban bustle at Parasailing & Paragliding and Brevent Cable Car. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Aiguilles Rouges, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons, trek along Grand Balcon Nord : Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi - Montenvers, and hit the slopes at Vallee Blanche.

To plan Chamonix vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Nice to Chamonix in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©
Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Miniaturwelt mit Sima's Cafe and Hohenbaden Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Frieder Burda and Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Panoramaweg, examine the collection at Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden, pause for some serene contemplation at Stiftskirche Baden-Baden, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Merkur.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baden-Baden trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Chamonix to Baden-Baden in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Baden-Baden can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Baden.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
Hohenbaden Castle ©
Hohenbaden Castle
Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden ©
Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden

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Baden, Switzerland

Baden ©
Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Hallwyl Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Lenzburg, thenstep into the grandiose world of Wildegg Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Romisch Katholische Kirche.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baden day trip app.

Traveling by car from Baden-Baden to Baden takes 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Baden

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Schloss Lenzburg, Hallwyl Castle, Wildegg Castle
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:
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Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle
Schloss Lenzburg ©
Schloss Lenzburg

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Rapperswil, Switzerland

Rapperswil ©
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. On the 30th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, examine the collection at Elsener Messerschmied AG, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, examine the collection at The Polish Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. John, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rapperswil vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Baden to Rapperswil takes an hour. In November in Rapperswil, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cheboksary.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden ©
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
Schloss Rapperswil ©
Schloss Rapperswil
Capuchin Friary ©
Capuchin Friary

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Cheboksary, Russia

Cheboksary ©
Cheboksary is the capital city of Chuvashia, Russia and a port on the Volga River. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Monument to Ostap Bender and Kisa Vorobyaninov and then examine the collection at Scientific and Technical Museum of History of A Tractor.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cheboksary tour itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rapperswil to Cheboksary. Traveling from Rapperswil to Cheboksary, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rapperswil in December, with highs in Cheboksary at -3°C and lows at -9°C. On the 2nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fremantle.

Things to do in Cheboksary

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan

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Fremantle, Australia

Fremantle ©
Settled by colonists and convicts in 1829, Fremantle has transformed its infamous historical buildings into cultural centers.
On the 4th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fremantle trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheboksary to Fremantle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Cheboksary to Fremantle. Traveling from Cheboksary in December, things will get warmer in Fremantle: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fremantle

Museums Historic Sites
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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Cairns, Australia

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Safaris (in Port Douglas). There's more to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and hike along The Blue Arrow Circuit.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey tool.

Getting from Fremantle to Cairns by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Fremantle to Cairns is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fremantle in December since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spas, Safaris, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Glass House Mountains National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Mooloolaba (Point Cartwright & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Brisbane is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Glass House Mountains National Park, Buderim Forest Park
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Glass House Mountains National Park ©
Glass House Mountains National Park
Point Cartwright ©
Point Cartwright

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Promenade. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Asian Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Francisco tour builder app.

Getting from Brisbane to San Francisco by flight takes about 16 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to San Francisco. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in San Francisco reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and see the interesting displays at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles online itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Norton Simon Museum
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Norton Simon Museum ©
Norton Simon 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Kolb Studio. There's lots more to do: trek along Bright Angel Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pima Point, stroll through Grandview Trail, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in December, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 8°C and lows about -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

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
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, thenwander the streets of Pike Place Market, thenadmire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Pioneer Square.

Before you visit Seattle, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle by combination of bus and flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Seattle, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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