16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  4​h
1
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and The Neon Museum. Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and make a trip to Bellagio Fountains.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

San Francisco to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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.
Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Take a break from the city and head to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and San Diego Zoo. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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.
On the 15th (Sat), stroll through El Dorado Beach and then stroll through Pope Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in South Lake Tahoe hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pope Beach ©
Pope Beach
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Nature Center at Happy Isles. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Lembert Dome, admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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