20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
3
Sedona
— 3 nights
4
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
6
Carmel
— 3 nights
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 22nd (Tue), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park driving holiday planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bern to Death Valley National Park, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bern in October, things will get a bit warmer in Death Valley National Park: highs are around 79°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Mather Point. Take a break from the city and head to South Kaibab Trail and Yaki Point. There's much more to do: hike along Rim Trail, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing tool.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cathedral Rock and Devil's Bridge Trail. Get outdoors at Bell Rock and Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Next up on the itinerary: cruise along Oak Creek Canyon, look for gifts at Absolute Bikes, make a trip to Sedona Airport Overlook, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Absolute Bikes
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Oak Creek Canyon ©
Oak Creek Canyon
Devil's Bridge Trail ©
Devil's Bridge Trail

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, then take in the exciting artwork at LaFave Gallery, and then trek along Angel's Landing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): stroll through The Narrows.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Zion National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Sedona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

LaFave Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas journey planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Zion National Park in November, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 68°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Wynn Las Vegas ©
Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

3
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Carmel

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. On the 4th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach and then stop by The Cheese Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then hike along Partington Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Las Vegas to Carmel in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Castello di Amorosa and Muir Woods National Monument. Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and V. Sattui Winery. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco route planner.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In November in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Castello di Amorosa, V. Sattui Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

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