17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights

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Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and then don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route planning website.

Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 1st (Sat), get curious at Exploratorium, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with RocketBoat.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online attractions planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Bring the kids along to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, get your game on at The Roller Coaster, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Las Vegas at 39°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Diego route planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Los Angeles

— 8 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Downtown Disney District & Flightdeck Simulation Center). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, examine the collection at The Getty Center, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and see where the action happens at Dodger Stadium.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.