17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Palo Alto
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Healdsburg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Napa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Tahoma
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Disneyland Park and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Los Angeles is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Santo Domingo to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

1
night
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Horseshoe Lake, admire the natural beauty at Hidden Villa Farm, then take in the architecture and design of Stanford University, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Stanford Memorial Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Palo Alto trip itinerary builder app .

Fly from Los Angeles to Palo Alto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Palo Alto to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Horseshoe Lake, Hidden Villa Farm
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Lake ©
Horseshoe Lake
Stanford University ©
Stanford University
Stanford Memorial Church ©
Stanford Memorial Church

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Exploratorium and then walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Getting from Palo Alto to San Francisco by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Healdsburg.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Healdsburg

The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
On the 20th (Fri), do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery, do a tasting at Gracianna Winery, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and finally learn about winemaking at Stephen & Walker Winery.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip maker site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Healdsburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Healdsburg to be slightly colder, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery
Jordan Vineyard & Winery ©
Jordan Vineyard & Winery

1
night
Napa

Napa ©
Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 21st (Sat), do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at V. Sattui Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Napa trip maker tool .

You can drive from Healdsburg to Napa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Napa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in Napa

Tours Wineries

Side Trip

St. Helena
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Tahoma

Tahoma ©
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. On the 22nd (Sun), grab your bike and head to Truckee River Bike Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tahoma using our trip planner.

Getting from Napa to Tahoma by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Napa in September: high temperatures in Tahoma hover around 26°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Tahoma

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Tahoe City, Emerald Bay State Park
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion

2
nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

Discover how to plan a Wawona trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Tahoma to Wawona in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Tahoma in September, expect nights in Wawona to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

You can drive from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Wawona in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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 28th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online travel route planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

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

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