15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
St. Helena
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

2
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.
Get outdoors at Valley of Fire State Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and wander the streets of Las Vegas Downtown.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planning website .

Charlotte to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Redwood National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Arcata Community Forest and then look for all kinds of wild species at Samoa Dunes Recreation Area.

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Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Redwood National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, Arcata Community Forest
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Samoa Dunes Recreation Area ©
Samoa Dunes Recreation Area
Arcata Community Forest ©
Arcata Community Forest

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bodie State Historic Park and Tunnel View. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glacier Point and Mono Lake County Park. Step out of Yosemite National Park with an excursion to Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve in Lee Vining--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Drive from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (74°F), and nights are a bit cooler (38°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bodie State Historic Park ©
Bodie State Historic Park

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and then admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be warmer, around 59°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 90°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree

1
night
St. Helena

The city of St.
On the 28th (Fri), learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then learn about winemaking at Beringer Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa. Keep things going the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Helena day trip planning website .

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to St. Helena by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, with highs in St. Helena at 84°F and lows at 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in St. Helena

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wineries

Side Trips

Napa, Castello di Amorosa
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from St. Helena to San Diego by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St. Helena in September, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (79°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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