16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 38 minutes away). Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center Publications, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles custom trip planner.

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Santa Barbara

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, Santa Barbara is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally see a performance at Bellagio Fountains.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 41°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park custom trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas custom trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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 13th (Wed): snap pictures at San Diego - Coronado Bridge and then stroll through San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, San Diego is little chillier than Las Vegas - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument
Coronado Bridge
Coronado Bridge

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