18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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18 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
New York City
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  12​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Mojave
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Santa Monica
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Tahoma
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
13
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
End: New York City

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire all the interesting features of The High Line, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read New York City vacation planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Lisbon to New York City. September in New York City sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then hike along Bright Angel Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

few
hours
Mojave

Mojave
For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mojave trip maker site .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Mojave in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Mojave due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Mojave to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Mojave

Parks Nature Shopping

few
hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip maker .

You can drive from Mojave to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mojave in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Death Valley National Park. On the 24th (Tue), you're off toLas Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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.
Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

few
hours
Santa Monica

Santa Monica
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Plan my day in Santa Monica using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toSanta Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planning site .

Drive from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Santa Barbara, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then meet the residents at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, don't miss a visit to Washburn Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mountain View to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Mountain View in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be cooler, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Washburn Point ©
Washburn Point

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Exploratorium and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco visit site .

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 taxi, bus, and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tahoma.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

1
day
Tahoma

Tahoma ©
Tahoma is a census-designated place in Placer and El Dorado counties, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, steep yourself in history at Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, and then take advantage of the amenities at Lake Tahoe.

To find out how to plan a trip to Tahoma, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from San Francisco to Tahoma by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Tahoma: temperatures range from 20°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Tahoma

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Emerald Bay State Park, Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, Lake Tahoe
Highlights from your plan
Emerald Bay State Park ©
Emerald Bay State Park
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion ©
Hellman-Ehrman Mansion
Lake Tahoe ©
Lake Tahoe

1
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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see where the action happens at Oracle Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and then make a trip to Book Passage.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online holiday planner .

You can drive from Tahoma to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. When traveling from Tahoma in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Oracle Park ©
Oracle Park
Book Passage ©
Book Passage

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