15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Carmel
— 1 day
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Fri), snap pictures at San Francisco Bay Bridge. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then hike along Lands End.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Lands End ©
Lands End

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Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 23rd (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse and then stroll through Scenic Road Walkway.

Discover how to plan a Carmel trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Point Pinos Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Bixby Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the views from Bixby Bridge and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Big Sur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
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San Simeon

San Simeon
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Plan my trip to San Simeon with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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 25th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from San Simeon to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from San Simeon in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. You'll set off for Death Valley National Park on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 29th (Sun): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Dig This, then enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas
The Range 702 ©
The Range 702
Food Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, and then hike along May Lake Trailhead. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Four Mile Trail, then get great views at Valley View, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 17.5 hours. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

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