16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— Few hours
drive:  6​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + bus:  5​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Pittsburgh

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Pittsburgh to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Pittsburgh in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 82°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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 12th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Spring Mountains National Recreational Area, get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation builder site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Spring Mountains National Recreational Area
Highlights from your plan
Titanic ©
Titanic
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then get great views at Yaki Point, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are much colder (31°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

few
hours
Page

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.
On the 14th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Page attractions planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Page, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

3
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Let the collections at Museum of Western Film History and Goldwell Open Air Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Salt Creek Interpretive Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Death Valley National Park: Death Valley Junction (Titus Canyon & Harmony Borax Works). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Page to Death Valley National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Page in October: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Goldwell Open Air Museum, Museum of Western Film History, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Titus Canyon ©
Titus Canyon
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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.
On the 18th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and then explore the striking landscape at El Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point and then explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (65°F), and nights are colder (29°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Lembert Dome ©
Lembert Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Limantour Beach and Castello di Amorosa. Escape the urban bustle at China Beach and Bodega Head. Step out of San Francisco to go to Santa Rosa and see Safari West, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco travel route builder site .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 56°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Safari West, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Head, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Safari West ©
Safari West
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa

2
nights
Santa Barbara

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the architecture and history at Old Mission Santa Ines, stroll through Ostrich Land, and then do a tasting at Rideau Vineyard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, and then admire the majestic nature at Carpinteria State Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Solvang, Carpinteria State Beach, Ostrich Land
Highlights from your plan
Carpinteria State Beach ©
Carpinteria State Beach
Old Mission Santa Ines ©
Old Mission Santa Ines

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Los Angeles online attractions planner .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocean Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

Similar Plans

18 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA April, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans