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
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Joshua Tree
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h
3
Lehi
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Albany
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Redding
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
7
Paso Robles
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Joshua Tree National Park and then appreciate the history behind Murtle the Turtle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then look for gifts at Coyote Corner.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree online itinerary planner .

Los Angeles to Joshua Tree is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Joshua Tree

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Flagstaff: Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, look and learn at Lowell Observatory, explore the striking landscape of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, and contemplate the geological forces at Wupatki National Monument.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Joshua Tree to Flagstaff, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree in September, things will get much colder in Flagstaff: highs are around 73°F and lows about 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Lehi.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument

1
night
Lehi

Lehi ©
Lehi is a city in Utah County, Utah, United States. On the 4th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Ancient Life, see the interesting displays at Thanksgiving Point, and then experience rural life at Cornbelly's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Lehi Roller Mills, learn more about the world around you at John Hutchings Museum of Natural History, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Natural Curiosity, and finally stop by Cabela's.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lehi trip app .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Lehi takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Flagstaff in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lehi, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Lehi

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
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Thanksgiving Point ©
Thanksgiving Point
Museum of Ancient Life ©
Museum of Ancient Life

3
nights
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.
Salt Lake City is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Temple Square, get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Lehi to Salt Lake City in an hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Salt Lake City when traveling from Lehi in October, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Room Escape Games
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Albany is the county seat of Linn County, and the 11th largest city in the State of Oregon. On the 9th (Wed), snap pictures at Hoffman Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Historic District, then see the interesting displays at The Historic Carousel and Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteith District. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Childers' Raspberry Farm and then immerse yourself in nature at Silver Falls State Park.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Albany road trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Salt Lake City to Albany. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. October in Albany sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Redding.

Things to do in Albany

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silver Falls State Park
Highlights from your plan
Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
The Historic Carousel and Museum ©
Hoffman Bridge ©
Hoffman Bridge

2
nights
Redding

Redding ©
Redding, officially the City of Redding, is the county seat of Shasta County, California, in the northern part of the state. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the views from Sundial Bridge, engage your brain at Turtle Bay Exploration Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Clover Creek Preserve Trail and then explore the activities along Whiskeytown Lake.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Redding online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Albany to Redding takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Albany in October, expect Redding to be somewhat warmer, temps between 80°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Redding

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Whiskeytown Lake ©
Whiskeytown Lake
Sundial Bridge ©
Sundial Bridge
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Paso Robles

Paso Robles ©
A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Get out of town with these interesting Paso Robles side-trips: San Simeon (Hearst Castle & Elephant Seal Rookery). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and do a tasting at Fratelli Perata Winery.

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You can drive from Redding to Paso Robles in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Redding in October, Paso Robles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Simeon
Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Wine Tours & Tastings
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal

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