17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Nantes
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
End: Nantes

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visiting Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Dunes will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to V. Sattui Winery (in St. Helena) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site .

Nantes, France to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nantes in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, V. Sattui Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Safari West, Bodega Dunes
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Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Safari West ©
Safari West

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve and Tioga Pass. Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Explore Yosemite National Park's surroundings by going to Lee Vining (Tioga Rd, Mono Basin Historical Society, & more). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tunnel View, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take in the views from Pohono Bridge.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lee Vining
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Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bright Angel Trail and Moran Point. Escape the urban bustle at South Kaibab Trail and Yavapai Point. There's lots more to do: get great views at Mather Point, head outdoors with Shoshone Point, go for a walk through Pipe Creek Vista, and cruise along Point Imperial Drive.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park travel planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Running Horse Ranch and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Nicholas Canyon Beach and El Pescador State Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach), Dana Strands Beach (in Dana Point) and Farm Sanctuary Animal Acres (in Acton). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Carbon Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malibu, Dana Point, Victoria Beach, Farm Sanctuary Animal Acres, Running Horse Ranch
Highlights from your plan
Running Horse Ranch ©
Running Horse Ranch
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dana Strands Beach ©
Dana Strands Beach

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