12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Oatman
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Oro Grande
— 1 night
Drive
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Porterville
— 1 night
Drive
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Wawona
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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Los Angeles — 2 nights

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

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If you are flying in from Qatar, 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 October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

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 12th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oatman.
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Oatman

Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oatman trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Oatman in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Oatman, with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 13th (Thu).
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For ratings and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park route planner.

Drive from Oatman to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Oatman in October, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, temps between 22°C and 0°C. You will leave for Flagstaff on the 14th (Fri).
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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 14th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Meteor Crater & Barringer Space Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff holiday planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 14th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas visit planning app.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. You'll set off for Oro Grande on the 15th (Sat).
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Oro Grande — 1 night

Oro Grande is an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): make a trip to Elmer's Bottle Tree Ranch.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oro Grande trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Oro Grande takes 3 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Oro Grande is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porterville.
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Porterville — 1 night

Porterville is a city in the San Joaquin Valley, in Tulare County, California, United States. On the 16th (Sun), hike along Trail of 100 Giants.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Porterville trip planner.

You can drive from Oro Grande to Porterville in 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Porterville are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Wawona.
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Wawona — 1 night

Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 17th (Mon), walk around Mariposa Grove.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Wawona day trip website.

Getting from Porterville to Wawona by car takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Wawona can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 18th (Tue), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Wawona to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Wawona in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

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.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara visit planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 20th (Thu).
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with lows around 19°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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