16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
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Kanab
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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Tucson
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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San Jose
— Few hours

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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 30th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon and then hit the best photo ops around with Death Valley Excursions - Day Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park route planner.

San Jose to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Jose in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Devil's Golf Course ©
Devil's Golf Course
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

3
nights
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Paria River Canyon. Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Cottonwood Canyon Road. Change things up with a short trip to Kaibab National Forest in Jacob Lake (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Kanab Zip Line, delve into the distant past at Moqui Cave, stop by Denny's Wigwam, and get engrossed in the history at Historical Kanab Library.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanab travel route builder app.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Kanab by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Kanab due to the time zone difference. In October, Kanab is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 74°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kaibab National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary ©
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Off-Road Tours
Paria River Canyon ©
Paria River Canyon

3
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyon Trail Rides and East Rim Drive. Get outdoors at Moran Point and Indian Garden. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and get great views at The Abyss.

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You can drive from Kanab to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kanab in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 66°F and lows at 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moran Point ©
Moran Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Olive the Best Oils and Vinegars of Flagstaff.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff tour planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In October in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sedona.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Shopping
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): hike along Brin's Mesa Trail, then trek along Huckaby Trail, and then cruise along Historic Road - US Route 89A. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Teacup Trail, stop by Trailhead Tea, then trek along Margs Draw Trail, and finally make a trip to 911 Memorial.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Sedona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Flagstaff, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tucson.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Historic Road - US Route 89A
Highlights from your plan
Brin's Mesa Trail ©
Brin's Mesa Trail
Trailhead Tea ©
Trailhead Tea

1
night
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sweetwater Preserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours and then get great views at Finger Rock Trail.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tucson trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Tucson takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in October, you will find days in Tucson are a bit warmer (87°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sweetwater Wetlands Park ©
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Off-Road Tours
Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo ©
Funny Foot Farm and Tucson Petting Zoo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mount Helix Park, pause for some photo ops at The Unconditional Surrender, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with SD Expeditions.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Diego attractions website.

Getting from Tucson to San Diego by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to San Diego is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tucson in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Diego

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Helix Park
Highlights from your plan
Mount Helix Park ©
Mount Helix Park
SD Expeditions ©
SD Expeditions
The Unconditional Surrender ©
The Unconditional Surrender

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 15th (Thu), cast your line with Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara travel route planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in October, Santa Barbara is slightly colder at night with lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santa Barbara to San Jose in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will leave for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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