18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 3 nights
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
Shuttle to McCarran Airprt Zero Lvl On Proprty, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Bishop
— 1 night
Drive
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Washington Square, explore the striking landscape of Muir Woods National Monument, then get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Golden Gate Park, take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from London to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 8th (Thu), stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Big Sur sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Santa Barbara — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Santa Barbara online route planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Barbara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Big Sur, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.
Wineries · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Anaheim — 3 nights

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Anaheim: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Disneyland Park. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, catch some excitement at The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventure, laugh and play at Downtown Disney District, and let the kids burn off some steam at Tarzan's Treehouse.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Anaheim trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Anaheim in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Anaheim reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Joshua Tree National Park.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park — 1 night

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 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park trip website.

You can drive from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lake Havasu City.
Parks · Nature

Lake Havasu City — 1 night

Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lake Havasu City trip planner.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Lake Havasu City in 4 hours. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, expect Lake Havasu City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 29°C. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 15th (Thu).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park visit planner.

Take a shuttle from Lake Havasu City to Grand Canyon National Park in 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Lake Havasu City in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 16th (Fri).
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Bishop.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bishop — 1 night

Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 18th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Lakes Valley Trail and then contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Laws Railroad Museum and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bishop road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bishop takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Bishop, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bishop to Yosemite National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Bishop in September, expect Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 3°C. You'll set off for San Francisco on the 20th (Tue).
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

San Francisco — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Exploratorium and then take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.