17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 1 day
Drive + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
3
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dana Point
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus:  5​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
11
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
13
New York City
— 2 nights
End: New York City

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titanic, Vegas! The Show, The Strip, and other attractions you added. On the 16th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Titanic, make a trip to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Vegas! The Show.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas road trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Las Vegas. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign ©
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner .

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Page trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Page takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get great views at Lookout Studio and then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (75°F), and nights are colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point

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nights
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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Petco Park, then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally let little ones run wild at Balboa Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, then stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and finally stroll through La Jolla Shores Park.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Diego attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dana Point.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

South Carlsbad State Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park

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Dana Point

Dana Point ©
Dana Point is a city located in southern Orange County, California. On the 22nd (Sat), take in the waterfront at San Clemente Pier, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heisler Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Cove, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Bay Point Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dana Point trip planning site .

You can drive from San Diego to Dana Point in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dana Point are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Dana Point

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, San Clemente
Highlights from your plan
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park
Crescent Bay Point Park ©
Crescent Bay Point Park
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Walk of Fame as well as Universal Studios Hollywood. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, then make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and finally don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of the Pacific, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, then admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

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

Traveling by car from Dana Point to Los Angeles takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Aquarium of the Pacific ©
Aquarium of the Pacific

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Badwater Basin as well as Dante's View. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, then get great views at Dante's View, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giant Forest. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): trek along Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday builder site .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock

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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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dennis the Menace Park, grab your bike and head to Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip maker website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Monterey in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Monterey, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Point Lobos
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Chinatown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planner .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Statue of Liberty National Monument as well as Empire State Building. Explore hidden gems such as Chadwick Lake and Dutchess Stadium. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Stonecrop Gardens (in Cold Spring) and Montgomery (Thomas Bull Memorial Park & Orange County Arboretum). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Frick Collection, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to New York City. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Montgomery, Chadwick Lake, Dutchess Stadium, Stonecrop Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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