17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive + bus:  8​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Phoenix
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

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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.
For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner .

Toronto, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in October, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

Plan a trip to Death Valley National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in October, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area and Tuolumne Meadows. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, hike along Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, and walk around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

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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.
On the 21st (Mon), kick back and relax at China Beach, stroll through Marshall’s Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach, then kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Anaheim and see Disneyland Park, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center and take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip tool .

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Keys View, admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and finally make a trip to Arch Rock.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Keys View ©
Keys View
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Desert Botanical Garden. Take a break from Phoenix with a short trip to Taliesin West in Scottsdale, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore and take pictures at Chase Field, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

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You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Taliesin West
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Hopi Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in October; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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