17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Wawona
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears and then pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then kick back and relax at Windansea Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning site .

Newark to San Diego is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in November, with highs in San Diego at 73°F and lows at 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
Highlights from your plan
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then explore the world behind art at The Broad. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, and then examine the collection at The Getty Center.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Marin Headlands. Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Lands End, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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nights
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona day trip planning website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Wawona, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Sat), hike along Navajo Loop Trail, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Bryce Amphitheatre, and finally get great views at Farview Point. On your second day here, stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and then explore the striking landscape of Under-the-Rim Trail.

You can plan Bryce Canyon National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Wawona to Bryce Canyon National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wawona to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Wawona in November, things will get cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 47°F and lows about 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

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

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Kaibab Trail and Lipan Point. There's lots more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, get great views at Powell Point, and admire the striking features of Lookout Studio.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park travel tool .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can 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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are much hotter (47°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

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