17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Las Vegas
— 1 night
2
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
4
San Francisco
— 3 nights
5
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
6
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
7
Phoenix
— 3 nights
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas trip maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Las Vegas is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are much hotter (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (18°C). On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors

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night
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): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mariposa Grove, make a trip to Yosemite Village, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy.

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You can take a bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, then kick back and relax at Marshall’s Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then stroll through Baker Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Funston National Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow 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

3
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.
Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Anaheim to see Disneyland Park about 36 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier and examine the collection at The Getty Center.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Keys View, then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock, and finally make a trip to Arch Rock.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder website.

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 fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

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

3
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Phoenix

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Take a break from the city and head to Balloon Rides and Horseback Riding Tours. When in Phoenix, make a side trip to see Taliesin West in Scottsdale, approximately Scottsdale away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Camelback Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Heard Museum, and see where the action happens at Chase Field.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix route builder website.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October; daily highs in Phoenix reach 38°C and lows reach 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
Horseback Riding Tours
Balloon Rides
Camelback Mountain ©
Camelback Mountain

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 31st (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car 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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