16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
3
Santa Monica
— 1 night
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
6
Phoenix
— 1 night
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
8
Lake Powell
— 1 night
9
Monument Valley
— 1 night

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and then kick back and relax at China Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, thenexplore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park route builder website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Montana Avenue, browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Monica Farmers Market, thentake a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Monica trip website.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica takes 14 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for much hotter nights in Santa Monica, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Beaches Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Montana Avenue ©
Montana Avenue

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night
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 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, see a world frozen in time at Skidoo Mill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Death Valley National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of tram, train, bus, and car. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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 14th (Sat): try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, thentry your luck at New York New York Casino, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas journey app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stroll through KOLI Equestrian Center, thensee the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at First Christian Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Phoenix in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

KOLI Equestrian Center
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
KOLI Equestrian Center ©
KOLI Equestrian Center
First Christian Church ©
First Christian Church

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.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park visit planning app.

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
On the 20th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon and then trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Lake Powell trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell takes 7 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Trails Nature

1
night
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. On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lake Powell in September; daily highs in Monument Valley reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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