16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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16 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Venice
Fly:  16​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
car:  6​h 30​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
car:  8​h
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
6
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
10
New York City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h
End: Venice

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Bridge, Telegraph Hill, Basically Free Bike Rentals, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

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Venice, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

1
night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Vikingsholm, then steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip itinerary tool .

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in South Lake Tahoe, with lows of 4°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. September in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

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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 12th (Thu): go deep underground at Eureka Mine, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine
The Ranch at Furnace Creek ©
The Ranch at Furnace Creek

1
night
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 13th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planning website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Monument Valley: Mexican Hat (Muley Point Overlook & Valley of the Gods). Next up on the itinerary: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and hike along Wildcat Trail.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley planning site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Monument Valley in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Monument Valley, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Mexican Hat, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Muley Point Overlook ©
Muley Point Overlook

1
night
Kingman

Kingman
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kingman day trip tool .

Getting from Monument Valley to Kingman by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect Kingman to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 18°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
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 17th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Cholla Cactus Garden and then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Arch Rock and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Joshua Tree National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Keys View ©
Keys View

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles road trip website .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Joshua Tree National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
On the next day, go for a walk through Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, then take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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