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
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
5
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
7
Oklahoma City
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Head to Hammer Museum and Abbot Kinney Boulevardfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, and get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, get curious at Exploratorium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and examine the collection at Cable Car Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for gifts at Hopi House and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning tool .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Capitol Reef National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 7 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Capitol Reef National Park are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). You'll set off for Arches National Park on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
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): hike along Windows and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Arches National Park road trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oklahoma City.

Things to do in Arches National Park

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

few
hours
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oklahoma City online trip maker .

You can fly from Arches National Park to Oklahoma City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Oklahoma City: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Museums Fun & Games Parks

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