19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 9 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Williams
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h
5
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf and Golden Gate Park. Kids will enjoy Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, catch a ride on Cable Cars, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, and snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Francisco holiday builder tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences

3
nights
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 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Expect cooler evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

9
nights
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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Roller Coaster make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 3rd (Wed) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online travel route planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
The Roller Coaster ©
The Roller Coaster
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

few
hours
Williams

Williams
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Williams sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Williams in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Williams to be much colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll travel to Palm Springs.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. On the 4th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Indian Canyons and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Palm Springs Art Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Jacinto Mountain.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Palm Springs trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Williams to Palm Springs takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Williams to Palm Springs is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Williams in October, things will get much hotter in Palm Springs: highs are around 38°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens ©
San Jacinto Mountain ©
San Jacinto Mountain
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons

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