20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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20 days in United States Itinerary

San Francisco
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Saratoga
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
New York City
— 3 nights
New York City

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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 Chinatown as well as The Castro. Get outdoors at Twin Peaks and Lincoln Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, take a stroll through SoMa (South of Market Street), make a trip to Lombard Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Coit Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco custom trip planner.

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Saratoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chinatown
Fisherman's Wharf
Twin Peaks

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Saratoga

Saratoga is a city in Santa Clara County, California, USA. To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saratoga vacation trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Saratoga in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Saratoga can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Carmel on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Saratoga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply referred to as Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Seventeen Mile Drive. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel tour planner.

You can drive from Saratoga to Carmel in 1.5 hours. October in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannery Row, Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Cannery Row
Bixby Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan and then admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Carmel, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan
Bridalveil Fall

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tee off at Sierra Star Golf Club.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mammoth Lakes, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Outdoors Golf
Highlights from your plan
Sierra Star Golf Club

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day
Death Valley National Park

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. In October, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Mammoth Lakes - with highs of 33°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point

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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 27th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Death Valley National Park to Zion National Park in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with highs in Zion National Park at 26°C and lows at 1°C. You'll set off for Springdale on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors

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Springdale

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hike along Zion Rock & Mountain Guides and then look for gifts at LaFave Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Springdale trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Springdale. In October, daily temperatures in Springdale can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides
LaFave Gallery

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day
Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Springdale in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 18°C and lows reach -1°C. You'll set off for Page on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop

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Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Page trip generator.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Page are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are warmer (13°C). On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Page to Monument Valley takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Page in October, with lows around 6°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan

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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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in November, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Hopi House

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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 2nd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains

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New York City

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Long Beach and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir will get you outdoors. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, and stop by Tiffany & Co..

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Long Beach, Bronx Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Central Park
Times Square
Bronx Zoo

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