18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Seligman
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h
5
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 1 day
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
Twin Falls
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
On your second day here, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool .

If you are flying in from Malta, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. August in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at Mingei International Museum, then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Balboa Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip builder app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
Mingei International Museum ©
Mingei International Museum

3
nights
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, around 29°C, while days are warmer, around 45°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seligman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
Seligman

Seligman ©
Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona, the United States.The population was 456 at the 2000 census.GeographySeligman is located at, at 5240ft in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): examine the collection at Return to the 50s and then stop by Angel & Vilma Delgadillo's Route 66 Gift Shop & Visitor's Center.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seligman journey tool .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Seligman in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Seligman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Seligman to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Seligman

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell ©
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): trek along Rainbow Bridge Trail. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Ticaboo Canyon.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lake Powell journey planner .

Drive from Seligman to Lake Powell in 7.5 hours. In September, Lake Powell is a bit warmer than Seligman - with highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©

1
day
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 5th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Big Cottonwood Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, make a trip to Temple Square, then steep yourself in history at Assembly Hall, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Salt Lake City in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lake Powell in September, things will get a bit cooler in Salt Lake City: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
On the 6th (Sun), witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
nights
Twin Falls

Twin Falls ©
Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Twin Falls: City Of Rocks National Reserve (in Almo), Hagerman State Fish Hatchery (in Hagerman) and Miracle Hot Springs (in Buhl). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Perrine Bridge, stroll around Dierkes Lake, take a peaceful walk through Sawtooth National Forest, and examine the collection at Herrett Center for Arts and Science.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Twin Falls trip tool .

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Twin Falls in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect Twin Falls to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Hagerman State Fish Hatchery, Miracle Hot Springs, City Of Rocks National Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Shoshone Falls ©
Shoshone Falls
City Of Rocks National Reserve
City Of Rocks National Reserve
Perrine Bridge ©
Perrine Bridge

2
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 11th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, stroll through Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Twin Falls to San Francisco takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Twin Falls in September, San Francisco is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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