17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Fly to Burbank, Train to Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Napa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Cove.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City to Los Angeles is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Cable Car Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Step out of the city life by going to China Beach and Rodeo Beach. Dedicate the 24th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, get great views at Twin Peaks, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco road trip website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Napa

America's Wine Country

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 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, then learn about winemaking at Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Napa trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from San Francisco to Napa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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 30th (Sat): hike along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then get great views at Valley View.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Napa to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Napa in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 74°F and lows about 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sun) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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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 (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 31°F at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Nightlife

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at A Spa for You Sedona Day Spa. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, then stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, and then learn about winemaking at Page Springs Cellars.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sedona trip website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 6th (Fri): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Getting from Sedona to Las Vegas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.