18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 2 nights
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Tusayan
— 1 night
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Robert Biale Vineyards (in Napa), Sonoma Plaza (in Sonoma) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, get great views at Twin Peaks, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip builder tool.

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to San Francisco is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Las Vegas.
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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 12th (Mon): try your luck at Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Planning Bryce Canyon National Park trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 15th (Thu), capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Marble Canyon, take in the views from Navajo Bridge, and then take some stellar pictures from Horseshoe Bend.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Page trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Page, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tusayan.
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Tusayan — 1 night

Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Rim Trail and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tusayan vacation planner.

You can drive from Page to Tusayan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. When traveling from Page in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Tusayan, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lake Havasu City.
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Lake Havasu City — 1 night

Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 18th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Lake Havasu State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Havasu, and then take in the views from London Bridge. Keep things going the next day: walk around Rotary Community Park and then try to win big at Havasu Landing Casino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lake Havasu City trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Tusayan to Lake Havasu City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Tusayan in September: high temperatures in Lake Havasu City hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Lake Havasu City to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Lake Havasu City in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Pismo Beach.
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Pismo Beach — 3 nights

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pismo Beach: Morro Rock (in Morro Bay) and Moonstone Beach (in Cambria). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Pismo Beach Dive Shop, learn about winemaking at Monarch Grove Winery, explore the activities along Morro Bay National Estuary, and take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip planning tool.

You can fly from San Diego to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Pismo Beach when traveling from San Diego in September, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey road trip tool.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Monterey in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Pismo Beach in September: highs in Monterey hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online trip maker.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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