12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— Few hours

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, contemplate the long history of Annenberg Community Beach House, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and view the masterpieces at Hammer Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip builder.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Let the collections at Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, kick back and relax at China Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

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 (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), listen to music at Hopi House and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

1
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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Capitol Reef National Park travel planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Capitol Reef National Park to be about the same, around -1°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. You will leave for Arches National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

1
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): stroll through Windows and then explore the striking landscape at Double Arch.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October; daily highs in Arches National Park reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Wolfe Ranch ©
Wolfe Ranch

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Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
Planning Oklahoma City trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Fly from Arches National Park to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Arches National Park to Oklahoma City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in October; daily highs in Oklahoma City reach 29°C and lows reach 13°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Nightlife

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