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
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Fresno
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
10
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
11
Turlock
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
14
Pebble Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 45​min
15
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip builder tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

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
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then stop by Monument Valley Navajo Market, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 32°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Monument Valley Navajo Market ©
Monument Valley Navajo Market

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 13th (Fri), trek along The Narrows.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Zion National Park takes 6 hours. In September in Zion National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

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

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route planning website .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Las Vegas in September, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Bakersfield

Bakersfield
Bakersfield is a city in California, United States, and the county seat of Kern County. For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield day trip website .

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Bakersfield in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel route builder website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Bakersfield in September, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fresno.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Generals Hwy ©
Generals Hwy

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Fresno

Fresno
For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fresno vacation builder app .

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 19th (Thu), you're off toYosemite National Park.

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Tours

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), stroll around Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Fresno to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from Fresno in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Turlock.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

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

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Turlock

Turlock
Turlock is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turlock sightseeing planning website .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Turlock with the Route module. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Turlock, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 18°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toSan Francisco.

Things to do in Turlock

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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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 20th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): get curious at Exploratorium and then explore and take pictures at Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Turlock to San Francisco takes 2 hours. When traveling from Turlock in September, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and then explore the activities along Monterey Bay.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey journey builder website .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pebble Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach ©
Pebble Beach is an unincorporated community on the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey County, California. To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pebble Beach day trip tool .

Pebble Beach is very close to Monterey. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
Highlights from your plan
Lone Cypress ©
Lone Cypress

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 23rd (Mon), get in on the family fun at Disney California Adventure Park. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip app .

Drive from Pebble Beach to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Pebble Beach - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disney California Adventure Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Disney California Adventure Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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