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
Fly + Bus:  4​h
1
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
7
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  5​h
8
Point Reyes Station
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Sausalito
— 1 day
Bus:  30​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo and then catch a live performance at Third Street Promenade.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica trip builder.

San Francisco to Santa Monica is an approximately 4-hour combination of subway, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Shopping Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Beverly Hills
Highlights from your plan
Third Street Promenade ©
Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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 find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in October, Santa Barbara is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, then look for gifts at Amoeba Music, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas holiday planner.

Getting from San Diego to Las Vegas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck ©
Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. Do your shopping at Canyon Village Marketplace and Lookout Studio. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Grandview Point, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. On the next day, cruise along Tioga Pass and then trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. October in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Point Reyes Station.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

1
night
Point Reyes Station

Point Reyes Station ©
Point Reyes Station is a small unincorporated town located in western Marin County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Marin French Cheese Company, then explore the striking landscape of Point Reyes Seashore National Park, and then stroll through Drakes Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Point Reyes Station vacation builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Point Reyes Station in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect Point Reyes Station to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sausalito.

Things to do in Point Reyes Station

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Drakes Beach, Marin French Cheese Company
Highlights from your plan
Drakes Beach ©
Drakes Beach
Marin French Cheese Company
Marin French Cheese Company

1
day
Sausalito

Sausalito ©
Sausalito is a city in Marin County, California. On the 26th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Marine Mammal Center and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sausalito travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Point Reyes Station to Sausalito takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Point Reyes Station in October, Sausalito is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sausalito

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Marin Headlands
Highlights from your plan
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Bring the kids along to Exploratorium and Cable Car Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and SoMa (South of Market Street). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at China Beach, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco custom trip planner.

San Francisco is just a short distance from Sausalito. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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