9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Madison
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Madison

1
day
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation trip planner.

Madison to San Francisco is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Madison to San Francisco. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Madison in September, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Sightseeing Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf

1
day
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 15th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond and then have fun at Balboa Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego tour planner.

Fly from San Francisco to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in San Diego at 80°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Balboa Park
Botanical Building and Lily Pond

1
day
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 16th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Getting from San Diego to Los Angeles by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood

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 17th (Sun), stop by Canyon Village Marketplace. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along South Kaibab Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 43°F, while days are slightly colder, around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim
Powell Point
South Kaibab Trail

2
days
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 20th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy some music at Bellagio Fountains, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Here are some ideas for day two: try your luck at Paris Las Vegas and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 72°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 94°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum

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