20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Train to Denver Airport Station, Foot to Denver, Fly to Las Vegas
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly to Newark, Bus to Bus Lanes
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New York City
— 3 nights

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Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Adventures Tours as well as The Strip. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a short side trip with Grand Adventures Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get curious at Bodies The Exhibition, see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary app.

Denver to Las Vegas is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Denver in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 93°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature · Parks

Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon and then hike along The Narrows. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa, then take in the views from Rockville Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Watchman Trail, and finally hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park route builder.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are little chillier (84°F), and nights are colder (48°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon. On the 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Powell Museum, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Page day trip app.

Drive from Zion National Park to Page in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in September since evenings lows in Page dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey site.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Page in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are colder with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sedona planning website.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 85°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Jolla Cove. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove and then take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sedona to San Diego in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood as well as Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 20th (Thu), make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame and then get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or fly. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Fri), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Barbara travel planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Santa Barbara at 79°F and lows at 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Manzanar National Historic Site. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, then don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and finally trek along Panoramic Point.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park tour itinerary site.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Santa Barbara in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

Carmel

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links, get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, explore and take pictures at Lovers Point, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, then kick back and relax at Del Monte Beach, and finally admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Carmel in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum, contemplate the long history of Winchester Mystery House, then do a tasting at Testarossa, then wander the streets of Willow Glen, and finally take in the history at Mission Santa Clara de Asis.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Jose in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Carmel in September, expect nights in San Jose to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 27th (Thu), take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, kick back and relax at China Beach, kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then engage your brain at Exploratorium, and finally snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Rockaway Beach, kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park, examine the collection at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally stop by SoMa.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in September, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (76°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Get outdoors at Bay Head Beach and Manasquan Beach. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Corey Beach (in Blue Point), Hudson River Expeditions (in Cold Spring) and Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge (in Shirley). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Greenwich Village, stroll through 8th Ave Jetty, stop by Carnegie Hill, and look for all kinds of wild species at Orange County Arboretum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

New York State travel guide

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Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.