17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + bus:  5​h
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Napa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
San Francisco
— 3 nights
End: San Francisco

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood & Highland as well as Santa Monica Beach. Do your shopping at The Grove and Third Street Promenade. Bring the kids along to Getty Center The Publications and Universal Studios Hollywood. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Bergamot Station, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles custom trip planner.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On your second day here, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): shop like a local with State Street and then explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around 26°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Neighborhoods Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1
night
Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Monterey travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Monterey takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, then cruise along Tioga Pass, and then make a trip to Olmsted Point. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Monterey in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (21°C), and nights are colder (-1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Tenaya Lake ©
Tenaya Lake

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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 18th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Nevada State Museum, then contemplate the long history of Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Harbor, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take advantage of the amenities at Lake Tahoe.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe takes 5 hours. October in South Lake Tahoe sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe, Nevada State Museum
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe
Nevada State Museum ©
Nevada State Museum
Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society ©

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Napa

Napa ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Mumm Napa, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, and finally explore the world behind art at The Hess Collection Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, do a tasting at Inglenook, then do a tasting at Pride Mountain Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at V. Sattui.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Napa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Napa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, with highs in Napa at 27°C and lows at 8°C. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rutherford, St. Helena, Castello di Amorosa, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Pride Mountain Vineyards ©
Pride Mountain Vineyards
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary builder.

Drive from Napa to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Napa in October, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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