15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
5
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to San Francisco is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Mon), try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

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Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Geologist's Cabin, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 26th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): trek along Rim Trail and then take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 day
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary app.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

San Diego

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, then examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, and then stroll through La Jolla Cove.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip app.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 1st (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.