15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
End: Las Vegas

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at de Young Museum, and browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

2
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at AiX, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Monterey road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and 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 travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, AiX, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Santa Monica State Beach and then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Monterey to Santa Monica in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: high temperatures in Santa Monica hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Santa Monica

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

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Marston House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Diego travel planning app .

Getting from Santa Monica to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in San Diego

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

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): shop like a local with Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Phoenix day trip tool .

You can fly from San Diego to Phoenix in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Diego in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 43°C and lows reach 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Flagstaff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in September; daily highs in Flagstaff reach 26°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley vacation app .

Getting from Flagstaff to Monument Valley by car takes about 4 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature 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): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, wander the streets of The Strip, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Monument Valley to Las Vegas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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