15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
Fly
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Drive to Horseshoe Bend
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Horseshoe Bend
— 1 night
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Drive to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
On the 3rd (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Istanbul to Los Angeles, you'll gain 11 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip itinerary maker tool.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Santa Monica hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Santa Monica to Joshua Tree National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in October: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a stroll through The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip app.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Las Vegas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Horseshoe Bend

— 1 night
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Crown Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Horseshoe Bend itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Horseshoe Bend. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Horseshoe Bend hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

New York City

— 4 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, stop by Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horseshoe Bend to New York City. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Horseshoe Bend to New York City. When traveling from Horseshoe Bend in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.