17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  20​h
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h 45​min
8
South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
car:  6​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
11
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Florianopolis

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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.
On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip app .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Florianopolis in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Las Vegas

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get your game on at Dig This, then have fun at Machine Guns Vegas, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Machine Guns Vegas ©
Machine Guns Vegas

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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 2nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, get great views at Yaki Point, then take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, and finally get great views at Lipan Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zion National Park.
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

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

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point, take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in October, with highs in Bryce Canyon National Park at 19°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Capitol Reef National Park .

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October in Capitol Reef National Park, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): trek along Fiery Furnace, don't miss a visit to Delicate Arch, and then hike along Double Arch.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park trip planner .

Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Arches National Park: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace

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night
South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Fallen Leaf Lake, enjoy the sand and surf at Nevada Beach Campground, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Lake Tahoe driving holiday app .

Getting from Arches National Park to South Lake Tahoe by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arches National Park to South Lake Tahoe. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, expect South Lake Tahoe to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Fallen Leaf Lake, Nevada Beach Campground, Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Fallen Leaf Lake ©
Fallen Leaf Lake
Genoa Cemetery ©
Genoa Cemetery

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hike along Four Mile Trail, then get great views at Valley View, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner .

Take a bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Four Mile Trail ©
Four Mile Trail
Yosemite Village ©
Yosemite Village

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Francisco trip simple and quick.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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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.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens ©
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
Moreton Bay Fig Tree ©
Moreton Bay Fig Tree

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 12th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and then make a trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Childrens Museums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ©
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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