15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
6
Flagstaff
— 1 night
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. 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
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. 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. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and then enjoy the sand and surf at Point Lobos.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey online road trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. 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 travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

AiX, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
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.

Fly from Monterey to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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 Marston House Museum. Get outdoors at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego holiday planner.

You can drive from Santa Monica to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of tram and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. 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 fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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

Side Trips

Elan Wollitzer Gallery, Goldfield Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Elan Wollitzer Gallery ©
Elan Wollitzer Gallery

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night
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.
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
Highlights from your plan
Lowell Observatory ©
Lowell Observatory
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
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 4 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

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

3
nights
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 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 identify plant and animal life 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 6 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

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip

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