11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Imperial
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Palm Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
End: Los Angeles

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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San Diego

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego driving holiday planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Imperial.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Windansea Beach ©
Windansea Beach

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Imperial

Imperial
Imperial is a city in Imperial County, California. To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Imperial trip tool .

Drive from San Diego to Imperial in 2 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Imperial hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 27°C. You will leave for Palm Springs on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Imperial

Museums

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Las Palmas, then get a taste of the local shopping with Antique Galleries of Palm Springs, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tennis Club District.

Start your trip to Palm Springs by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Imperial to Palm Springs in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Palm Springs can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Las Palmas ©
Las Palmas
Tennis Club District ©
Tennis Club District
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs ©
Antique Galleries of Palm Springs

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 23rd (Mon), shop like a local with The Strip and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder website .

Drive from Palm Springs to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Palm Springs in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 24th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark, then trek along Mariposa Grove, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Wawona vacation planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Wawona. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Wawona dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Twin Peaks, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Wawona in September, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rockaway Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Rockaway Beach ©
Rockaway Beach

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Explore hidden gems such as Battleship USS Iowa BB-61 and Petersen Automotive Museum. Visit La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes--about 48 minutes away. Explore Los Angeles further: explore the world behind art at The Broad, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, enjoy the sand and surf at Redondo Beach, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Redondo Beach, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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