20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

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Hot Springs
— 1 night
2
Austin
— 1 night
3
San Antonio
— Few hours
4
Big Bend National Park
— 1 night
5
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
— 1 night
6
Tucson
— 2 nights
7
Scottsdale
— 1 night
8
Sedona
— 1 night
9
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
10
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
11
Big Sur
— 1 night
12
Monterey
— 1 night
13
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
14
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
15
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
16
Las Vegas
— 2 nights

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Hot Springs

Hot Springs ©
Set deep in the Ouachita Mountains, the city of Hot Springs almost completely surrounds the national park of the same name.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head outdoors with Cedar Glades, take a peaceful walk through Ouachita National Forest, don't miss a visit to Arkansas Walk of Fame, thentrek along Grand Promenade, and finally learn about winemaking at The Winery of Hot Springs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with Xtreme Strike Guide Service and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hot Springs tour website.

Miami to Hot Springs is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Miami to Hot Springs, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in September, Hot Springs is slightly colder at night with lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Hot Springs

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Promenade ©
Grand Promenade
Spas
Ouachita National Forest ©
Ouachita National Forest

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Austin

Austin
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Austin online attractions planner.

Getting from Hot Springs to Austin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You'll set off for San Antonio on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Austin

Parks Nightlife Outdoors

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San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and then look for all kinds of wild species at Medina River Natural Area.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio travel route builder website.

You can drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Big Bend National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Medina River Natural Area ©
Medina River Natural Area
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center ©
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

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night
Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park ©
Situated where the Rio Grande River takes a big southerly dip in West Texas, Big Bend National Park covers a massive expanse of desert, woodlands, and grasslands full of rivers, limestone canyons, and high mountains. Nearly 2,000 species of plant and animal life call this place home.
On the 4th (Fri), hike along Ernst Tinaja Trail, thendelve into the mystery of Chihuahuan Desert, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Dug Out Wells Picnic Area and Nature Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sand Slide. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Pine Canyon Trail and then trek along Lost Mine Trail.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Big Bend National Park vacation planner.

Getting from San Antonio to Big Bend National Park by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, daytime highs in Big Bend National Park are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Things to do in Big Bend National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Chihuahuan Desert ©
Chihuahuan Desert
Lost Mine Trail ©
Lost Mine Trail
Ernst Tinaja Trail ©
Ernst Tinaja Trail

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park ©
The canyons, cacti, and thorny bushes of the southern New Mexico desert hide one of the U.S.'s great subterranean geological wonders, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Big Room, look for all kinds of wild species at Carlsbad Caverns Natural Entrance Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Lion's Tail.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Carlsbad Caverns National Park trip builder tool.

Drive from Big Bend National Park to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Big Bend National Park in September; daily highs in Carlsbad Caverns National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Room ©
Big Room
Lion's Tail ©
Lion's Tail

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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Mission San Xavier del Bac, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Tucson Mountain Park, thentee off at Starr Pass Golf Club, and finally have fun at Fox Theater.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Carlsbad Caverns National Park to Tucson by combination of car, flight, and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, Tucson is somewhat warmer than Carlsbad Caverns National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Starr Pass Golf Club ©
Starr Pass Golf Club
Tucson Mountain Park ©
Tucson Mountain Park
Fox Theater ©
Fox Theater

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale ©
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, tee off at Troon North Golf Club, thentrek along Tom's Thumb Trailhead, and finally hike along Sunrise Peak Trail.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Scottsdale holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Tucson in September, things will get a bit warmer in Scottsdale: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Highlights from your plan
Troon North Golf Club ©
Troon North Golf Club
Tom's Thumb Trailhead ©
Tom's Thumb Trailhead
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours, thenstop by Psychic Readings by Nirup, thenhike along Doe Mountain Trail, and finally hike along Bear Mountain Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona trip tool.

You can drive from Scottsdale to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Scottsdale in September; daily highs in Sedona reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours
Highlights from your plan
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail
Psychic Readings by Nirup ©
Psychic Readings by Nirup

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection and then don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at LA Waterfront Cruises, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Seal Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Huntington Dog Beach.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online road trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around °F in September, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Seal Beach, Huntington Dog Beach
Highlights from your plan
Seal Beach ©
Seal Beach
Huntington Dog Beach ©
Huntington Dog Beach
LA Waterfront Cruises ©
LA Waterfront Cruises

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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 other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Barbara road trip planning site.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Butterfly Beach
Highlights from your plan
East Beach ©
East Beach
Butterfly Beach ©
Butterfly Beach
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Big Sur trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Big Sur in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: highs in Big Sur hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. You will leave for Monterey on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): find your balance on the water with Monterey Bay Kayaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monterey day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Monterey, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Kayaks ©
Monterey Bay Kayaks
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
On the 15th (Tue), hike along Moro Rock, thenget a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and then trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls and then hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

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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.
Plan my day in Yosemite National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (°F), and nights are colder (°F). On the 17th (Thu), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): tee off at Furnace Creek Golf Course, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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 18th (Fri): try your luck at Palazzo Resort Casino, thenlet the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, thenidentify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and finally ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thentry to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
River Rafting & Tubing
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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