17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Venice Canals Walkway, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Santa Monica State Beach, and other attractions you added. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Downtown Disney in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Downtown Disney, Rainbow Bar and Grill
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas driving holiday planner .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Flagstaff to Sedona to see Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme, sample the tasty concoctions at Historic Brewing Company, explore the stunning scenery at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and look and learn at Lowell Observatory.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Flagstaff trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Flagstaff due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Flagstaff, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)
Highlights from your plan
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, make a trip to Hollywood Sign, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip website .

You can fly from Flagstaff to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Flagstaff in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Hollywood Sign ©
Hollywood Sign

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take a stroll through SoMa, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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