19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 1 day
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Santa Cruz
— 1 day
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Napa
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Malibu
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Las Vegas
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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Los Angeles. When traveling from Buenos Aires in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

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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 22nd (Fri): get great views at Powell Point.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 24th (Sun), trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Death Valley National Park at 38°C and lows at 20°C. You will leave for Carmel on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Carmel River State Beach and then stop by The Cheese Shop.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carmel travel planning tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Carmel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with highs in Carmel at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Wed), get great views at Twin Peaks, then stroll through China Beach, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 28th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Harbor Beach and then kick back and relax at Seacliff State Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Cruz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Napa.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Napa

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 29th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Silver Oak Cellars, then stop by Oakville Grocery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, and finally do a tasting at Peju Winery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Napa tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Napa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In September, daytime highs in Napa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Napa to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Napa in September, things will get little chillier in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 27°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Big Sur, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
On the 3rd (Tue), do a tasting at Peachy Canyon Winery, then learn about winemaking at Turley Cellars, then learn something new at Harmony Glassworks, and finally contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Simeon trip planner.

Drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in October: highs in San Simeon hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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.
To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in October, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors

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Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Paramount Ranch and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zuma Beach.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malibu day trip planning website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malibu, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 7th (Sat), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Malibu to Las Vegas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and tram. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.