14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
Fly
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary planning app.

Manchester, UK to Seattle is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Seattle is minus 8 hours. In September, Seattle is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
On the 7th (Mon), stroll through Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel, get great views at Washburn Point, make a trip to Olmsted Point, then explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and finally make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Expect much colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In September in South Lake Tahoe, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 day
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): hike along Rim Trail, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Bryce Canyon National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe to Bryce Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip site.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In September in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.