15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner
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Salt Lake City
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Channel Islands National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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New York City to Salt Lake City is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salt Lake City, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Joshua Tree National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Joshua Tree National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in October, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Channel Islands National Park.
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Channel Islands National Park — 1 night

The coast of Southern California might be one of the most densely populated areas of the United States, but a quick hop out to Channel Islands National Park provides a picture of coastal living in the region before human development.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Santa Cruz Island and then stroll through Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Channel Islands National Park driving holiday planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joshua Tree National Park to Channel Islands National Park. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, expect Channel Islands National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Aguereberry Point, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Keane Wonder Mine, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Channel Islands National Park to Death Valley National Park. In October in Death Valley National Park, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 1 night

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 21st (Fri), explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, look for all kinds of wild species at Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then hike along Moro Rock Trail.

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Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 4 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 23rd (Sun), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.
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Redwood National Park — 2 nights

Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Redwood National Park. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Redwood National Park trip builder site.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October since evenings lows in Redwood National Park dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Redwood National Park in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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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