15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Marathon
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Page
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Page tour itinerary maker tool .

Marathon to Page is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Marathon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Page, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook ©
Glen Canyon Dam Overlook
Glen Canyon Dam ©
Glen Canyon Dam

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get great views at Yaki Point, then get great views at Lipan Point, and then cruise along East Rim Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey builder tool .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Page in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): get your game on at Dig This, try to win big at Casino at the Venetian, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Dig This ©
Dig This
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Ashford Mill Ruins, then contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, and then explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online day trip planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph, then hike along Los Gatos Creek Trail, and then delve into the mystery of Winchester Mystery House.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Jose takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Jose: highs are around 29°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 6th (Sun), step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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