15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Page, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and de Young Museum. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Marshall’s Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

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. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 8th (Sun), stop by AiX, then get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Monterey

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach and then shop like a local with Third Street Promenade.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip builder app.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Monica in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect Santa Monica to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Outdoors

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and admire the striking features of Marston House Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 13th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip site.

You can drive from San Diego to Phoenix in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 43°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
On the 15th (Sun), see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory and then examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff day trip site.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Phoenix in September, with highs in Flagstaff at 26°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums · Childrens Museums

Monument Valley

— 1 night
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Monument Valley online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Museums

Las Vegas

— 3 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 17th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online vacation maker.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Las Vegas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Monument Valley to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.