16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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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:  4 h 45 min
5
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Bus:  3 h 30 min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  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.
Get some cultural insight at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

San Francisco to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 93°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Powell Point, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park day trip website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. 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

Outdoors Parks Tours
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use 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 and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach and then kick back and relax at Pope Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe day trip planning site.

Fly from San Diego to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for little chillier days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 73°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 7 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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