17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  16​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h 45​min
4
Mammoth Lakes
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Relax by the water at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach) and Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles travel itinerary creator.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in March; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Baker Beach and Fort Funston National Park. Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Francisco sightseeing planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Francisco by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
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.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall and then tee off at Wawona Golf Course.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Golf Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

few
hours
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes trip builder.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mammoth Lakes when traveling from Yosemite National Park in March, with lows around -1°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Museums

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in March, expect nights in Death Valley National Park to be a bit warmer, around 7°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally take in a show at Hopi House. On your second day here, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace and then trek along Rim Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 16°C by day to -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel 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
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

2
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 25th (Sun): browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

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

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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