23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Los Angeles
Drive:  30​min
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Borrego Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Barstow
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Moapa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kingman
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Los Angeles

2
days
Anaheim

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of The Packing House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Anaheim travel planner.

Los Angeles to Anaheim is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In September in Anaheim, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Crystal Cove, Newport Beach
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park
Crystal Cove
Newport Beach

3
days
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.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse and Mount Soledad will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Oceanside Pier. There's still lots to do: stroll through La Jolla Cove, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and admire the majestic nature at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Diego vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Anaheim in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Borrego Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Sightseeing Parks

Side Trip

Oceanside Pier
Highlights from your plan
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum

2
days
Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Diego County, California. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wine Tours & Tastings as well as Salvation Mountain. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the fascinating landscape at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salvation Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then learn about winemaking at Wilson Creek Winery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Borrego Springs vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Borrego Springs takes 2 hours. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Borrego Springs, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Borrego Springs

Tours Outdoors Sightseeing

Side Trips

Temecula, Salvation Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Wilson Creek Winery

few
hours
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park custom trip planner.

Getting from Borrego Springs to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Historic Sites Sightseeing
Highlights from your plan
Keys Ranch

2
days
Barstow

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rainbow Basin Natural Area, examine the collection at Western America Railroad Msm, then see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Barstow Station Cinema. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at California Route 66 Museum, then make a trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, and then get some fabulous bargains at Outlets at Barstow.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barstow itinerary planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Barstow in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October: highs in Barstow hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Barstow

Sightseeing Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

California Route 66 Museum, Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch, Calico Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Calico Ghost Town
Rainbow Basin Natural Area
Barstow Station Cinema

1
day
Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Barstow to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Moapa.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Sightseeing Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip
The Grand Canal Shoppes
Bellagio Fountains

2
days
Moapa

Moapa Town is a census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Mouse's Tank, see the interesting displays at Lost City Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Valley of Fire State Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Roos-N-More Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): try to win big at Eureka Casino Resort and then play a few rounds at Wolf Creek Golf Club.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Moapa trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Moapa by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Moapa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moapa

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Overton, Mesquite
Highlights from your plan
Mouse's Tank
Valley of Fire State Park
Wolf Creek Golf Club

2
days
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 12th (Thu), look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Moapa to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Moapa to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moapa in October, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail
Hermit's Rest

2
days
Kingman

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 14th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Arizona Route 66 Museum, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride Ghost Town, then identify plant and animal life at Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, then examine the collection at Hackberry General Store, and finally see the interesting displays at Kingman Army Air Field Museum. Keep things going the next day: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, see the interesting displays at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, and then make a trip to Laughlin Labyrinths.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kingman trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with highs in Kingman at 30°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Laughlin, Hackberry General Store, Keepers of the Wild Nature Park, Chloride Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store
Keepers of the Wild Nature Park
Speed Boats Tours

5
days
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Santa Monica Farmers Market and Third Street Promenade. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Bergamot Station, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Amoeba Music, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Drive from Kingman to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Los Angeles. Traveling from Kingman in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Sightseeing Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Getty Center The Publications

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