21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle to Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Shuttle to Lake Havasu City
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stop by Fisherman's Wharf.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vienna to San Francisco, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Las Vegas — 2 nights

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 12th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try your luck at New York New York Casino, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get a bit warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 39°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stop by Ruby's Inn, get great views at Inspiration Point, then stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park journey planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Page.
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Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Page — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam, then get great views at Horseshoe Bend, and then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Page sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Page, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

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.
On the 17th (Sat), see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planning site.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Lake Havasu City.
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Lake Havasu City — 1 night

Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in the views from London Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Havasu, and then admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Sara Park and then walk around Rotary Community Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lake Havasu City online road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City in 14 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get much hotter in Lake Havasu City: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Timken Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read San Diego day trip website.

Getting from Lake Havasu City to San Diego by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Lake Havasu City, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Santa Barbara — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Santa Barbara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Diego in September since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Monterey — 3 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Monterey is known for zoos & aquariums, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, take in the pleasant sights at Carmel Beach Boardwalk, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Monterey road trip app.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

Before you visit San Francisco, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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