15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Denver
— 1 night
2
Durango
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

1
night
Denver

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 30th (Mon), ponder the world of politics at Colorado Governor's Mansion.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Denver vacation planner.

Cardiff, UK to Denver is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. When traveling from Cardiff in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Denver: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beer Tastings & Tours
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour ©
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens

1
night
Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 2nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Columba Catholic Church, and then cruise along Million Dollar Highway.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Durango trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Denver to Durango takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Durango when traveling from Denver in October, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors Scenic Drive Tours

Side Trip

Million Dollar Highway
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Flagstaff

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Flagstaff side-trips: Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon South Rim, Bright Angel Trail, & more). Next up on the itinerary: have fun at Flagstaff Extreme.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Flagstaff trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Durango to Flagstaff in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Flagstaff Extreme ©
Flagstaff Extreme
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Sonny Bono Statue, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain, then make a trip to Frey House II, and finally steep yourself in history at Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Flagstaff to Palm Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Flagstaff to Palm Springs. Traveling from Flagstaff in October, things will get much warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway ©
Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway
Sonny Bono Statue ©
Sonny Bono Statue

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, scenic drive, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online journey planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Palm Springs to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, nightlife, shopping, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, get to know the fascinating history of San Francisco Bay Trail, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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