16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
San Simeon
— 2 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Machine Guns Vegas and Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Willow Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and have fun at Battlefield Vegas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary website.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are McCarran International Airport and Laughlin Bullhead International Airport. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Willow Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Battlefield Vegas ©
Battlefield Vegas

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.
On the 1st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, thenget great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then trek along Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 17.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Golden Gate Bridge and Castello di Amorosa will appeal to history buffs. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: get curious at Exploratorium, wander the streets of Union Square, hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read San Francisco vacation builder website.

Fly from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, V. Sattui Winery, Muir Woods National Monument, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Petaluma Seed Bank
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument

2
nights
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park as well as Monterey Bay. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Monterey Bay and then hike along Scenic Road Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Carmel online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Carmel, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Monterey Bay
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Scenic Road Walkway ©
Scenic Road Walkway

2
nights
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hearst Castle, stop by Sebastian General Store, thendo a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Piedras Blancas.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Simeon itinerary maker.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Beaches Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Sebastian General Store ©
Sebastian General Store
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

2
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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 (Fri): revel in the low prices at Camarillo Premium Outlets. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, thenlook and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from San Simeon in October, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Camarillo Premium Outlets ©
Camarillo Premium Outlets

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