12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Oatman
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Oro Grande
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ponderosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Wawona
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Los Angeles
— Few hours
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.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Joshua Tree National Park

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip maker site .

Drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Oatman.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
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Keys View ©
Keys View

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Oatman

Oatman
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oatman holiday builder site .

Explore your travel options from Joshua Tree National Park to Oatman with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Oatman due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October since evenings lows in Oatman dip to 21°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Oatman

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

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Grand Canyon National Park

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 find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Oatman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Oatman - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. You will leave for Flagstaff on the 27th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 28th (Mon), browse the exhibits of Meteor Crater Natural Landmark.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff trip builder app .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Flagstaff are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Meteor Crater
Highlights from your plan
Meteor Crater ©
Meteor Crater

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arizona Hot Springs as well as Lake Mead National Recreation Area. On the 28th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning site .

Getting from Flagstaff to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Flagstaff in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Oro Grande.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©
Arizona Hot Springs ©
Arizona Hot Springs

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Oro Grande

Oro Grande ©
Oro Grande is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oro Grande online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Oro Grande takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Oro Grande is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Ponderosa.
Highlights from your plan
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch ©
Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch

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Ponderosa

Ponderosa
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Trail of 100 Giants. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): hike along Trail of 100 Giants.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ponderosa online journey planner .

Drive from Oro Grande to Ponderosa in 4 hours. October in Ponderosa sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Ponderosa

Outdoors Trails Parks

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): walk around Mariposa Grove.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Wawona using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ponderosa to Wawona takes 4 hours. In October in Wawona, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Wawona

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Mariposa Grove
Highlights from your plan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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 1st (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Wawona in November since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Japanese Tea Garden ©
Japanese Tea Garden

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Plan my Santa Barbara trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in November: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles route maker app .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 15°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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