16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Newark
— 1 day
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guerneville
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Maria
— 1 night
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10
Malibu
— 1 night
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West Hollywood
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Newark

— 1 day
Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the different shops at The Mills at Jersey Gardens and then view the masterpieces at Gateways to Newark: Portraits.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Newark trip planning website.

New York City to Newark is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in September since evenings lows in Newark dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Newark

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and then stroll through West Fork Oak Creek Trail.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Flagstaff online day trip planner.

You can fly from Newark to Flagstaff in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark to Flagstaff, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Flagstaff at 73°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 11th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get great views at Mather Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then make a trip to Powell Point, and finally hike along South Kaibab Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in September, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Sun), have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, stop by The LINQ Promenade, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and then get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Tue), cruise along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park visit site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Guerneville.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Guerneville

— 1 night
Guerneville is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California, United States. On the 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sonoma Coast State Beach, then kick your exploration up a notch at Sonoma Canopy Tours, and then admire the majestic nature at Armstrong Redwood State Reserve.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Guerneville travel route planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Guerneville with the Route module. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in Guerneville hover around 84°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Guerneville

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Guerneville to San Francisco in 2 hours. When traveling from Guerneville in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 76°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Santa Maria

— 1 night
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Maria travel planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Maria by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Santa Maria are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Malibu

— 1 night
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, immerse yourself in nature at Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Broad Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Malibu takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malibu when traveling from Santa Maria in September, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to West Hollywood.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

West Hollywood

— 1 night
West Hollywood, occasionally referred to locally as WeHo, is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), take a stroll through Sunset Strip, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, then browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the West Hollywood journey planner.

Traveling by car from Malibu to West Hollywood takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and subway; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in West Hollywood

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 23rd (Wed), learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Broad, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planning site.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from West Hollywood. Traveling from West Hollywood in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.