15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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San Diego
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Healdsburg
— 1 night
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Cannon Beach
— 2 nights

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Children's Pool and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears, then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then stroll through Black's Beach.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the San Diego journey site.

New York City to San Diego is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New York City to San Diego, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: high temperatures in San Diego hover around 78°F and lows are around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
La Jolla Cove
4.7

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Little Church of the West. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try to win big at The Mirage, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and finally enjoy some diversion at Chapel of the Flowers.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Strip
4.1
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Specialty Museum
The Mob Museum
4.5
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Observation Deck
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck
4.2

3
nights
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Rim Trail, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are colder with lows around 31°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Lipan Point
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Rim Trail
5.0
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.7

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cruise along Tioga Pass, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey maker website.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Glacier Point
4.9
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Wildlife Area
McGurk Meadow
4.5

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): wander the streets of Chinatown, take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, then browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 73°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Alcatraz Island
4.7
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at China Cove and Gibson Beach.

Discover how to plan a Carmel trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Point Lobos
4.9

1
night
Healdsburg

Healdsburg ©
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn the secrets of beer at Ace It Bike Tours, learn about winemaking at Gracianna Winery, then learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Healdsburg online vacation planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Healdsburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Carmel in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Healdsburg: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 46°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Ace It Bike Tours
5.0
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Winery / Vineyard
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
4.6
©
Must see
Gracianna Winery
4.8

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, kick back and relax at Hug Point State Recreation Site, then admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and finally kick back and relax at Cannon Beach.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Healdsburg to Cannon Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Healdsburg in October: highs in Cannon Beach hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Cannon Beach
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Haystack Rock
4.8
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State Park
Ecola State Park
4.8

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