20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
2
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
3
Mammoth Lakes
— 3 nights
4
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
5
Truckee
— 2 nights
6
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
8
New York City
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas. On the next day, stop by The LINQ Promenade and then admire the majestic nature at Valley of Fire State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Las Vegas driving holiday planning site.

Exeter, UK to Las Vegas is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Exeter to Las Vegas, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Las Vegas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Helicopter Tours, Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 11th (Wed), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, thentake a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and then go deep underground at Eureka Mine. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, get great views at Dante's View, and then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr ©
Artists Dr

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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Get some cultural insight at Bodie State Historic Park and Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin. Get outdoors at Devils Postpile National Monument and Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Take a break from Mammoth Lakes with a short trip to Tioga Rd in Lee Vining, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: fly down the slopes at Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes road trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are much colder (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lee Vining, Bodie State Historic Park
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Tioga Rd
Tioga Rd
Devils Postpile National Monument ©
Devils Postpile National Monument
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve

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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 16th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In September in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Truckee.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
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Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

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Truckee

Truckee ©
Truckee is an incorporated town in Nevada County, California, United States. On the 18th (Wed), trek along Tompkins Memorial Trail, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Truckee River Bike Trail, and then immerse yourself in nature at Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, grab your bike and head to Truckee Bike Park, and then take a stroll through Historic Downtown Truckee.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Truckee online journey builder.

Take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Truckee in 5.5 hours. September in Truckee sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Truckee

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Tahoe City
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Truckee Bike Park ©
Truckee Bike Park
River Rafting & Tubing

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Tallac Historic Site, kick back and relax at Baldwin Beach, and then shop like a local with Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery. On your second day here, kick back and relax at El Dorado Beach and then stroll through Kiva Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Truckee to South Lake Tahoe takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach
Tallac Historic Site ©
Tallac Historic Site
El Dorado Beach ©
El Dorado 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Muir Woods National Monument and Bodega Head. Castello di Amorosa and Pride Mountain Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), St. Helena (V. Sattui Winery & Schweiger Vineyards) and MacLeod Family Vineyard (in Kenwood). It doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Patrick Amiot.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Francisco, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Muir Woods National Monument, Patrick Amiot, Castello di Amorosa, Bodega Dunes
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Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
V. Sattui Winery ©
V. Sattui Winery

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stroll through Henry Hudson Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at 8th Ave Jetty, and then get to know the fascinating history of Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Point Lookout Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Ohel.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City sightseeing tool.

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in New York City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Point Lookout Beach, Lido Beach, The Ohel, 8th Ave Jetty
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Brooklyn Heights Promenade ©
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Point Lookout Beach ©
Point Lookout Beach
Henry Hudson Trail ©
Henry Hudson Trail

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