19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
You've added Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood Sign, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, and get curious at California Science Center.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will leave for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giant Forest Museum Trailhead as well as Moro Rock. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest Museum Trailhead.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows around 11°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Museum of Western Film History
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

4
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Devil's Golf Course, Artists Palette and Mosaic Canyon. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and explore the activities along Badwater.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 20°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
La Jolla Shores Park has been added to your itinerary. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Self-Realization Fellowship Hermitage, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and snap pictures at San Diego - Coronado Bridge.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Death Valley National Park to San Diego takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. On the 19th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

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