21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

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21 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
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Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  15​min
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Carmel
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Santa Maria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Santa Barbara
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
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Long Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
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San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Page
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Canyonlands National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
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Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
bus:  13​h 30​min
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  3​h 45​min
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Sacramento
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Legion of Honor, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz Island, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel itinerary creator.

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West Cliff Drive as well as Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. On the 6th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at West Cliff Drive and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Cruz vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ©
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. You've added Old Fisherman's Wharf, Point Lobos State Reserve, Bixby Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey vacation planner.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Monterey by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, you will find days in Monterey are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes McWay Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary planner.

Carmel is very close to Monterey. In September, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Carmel

Nature Parks

Side Trip

McWay Falls
Highlights from your plan
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pismo Pier.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Santa Maria itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Santa Maria takes 3 hours. In September in Santa Maria, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santa Barbara Waterfront Department, Stearns Wharf, Shoreline Park, and other attractions.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shoreline Park ©
Shoreline Park
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Stearns Wharf ©
Stearns Wharf

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Getty Villa, Malibu Pier and El Matador State Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Malibu holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Malibu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malibu when traveling from Santa Barbara in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
You've added Hermosa Beach Pier, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Santa Monica itinerary maker.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Malibu. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
26-Mile Bike Path ©
26-Mile Bike Path

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Grove, Venice Canals Walkway, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, browse the different shops at The Grove, enjoy some music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, then kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and finally make a trip to Hollywood Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at California Science Center, then admire all the interesting features of STAPLES Center, then get from place to place with Union Station, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip generator.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Long Beach Waterfront.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Long Beach tour planner.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Long Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Long Beach Waterfront ©
Long Beach Waterfront

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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 list of things to see and do now includes Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, SeaWorld San Diego, Mormon Battalion Historic Site, and other attractions. On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Diego Mormon Temple, don't miss a visit to Old Town San Diego, contemplate the long history of Mormon Battalion Historic Site, stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, then get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero, and finally take a stroll through Little Italy.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Long Beach to San Diego takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of tram and flight. While traveling from Long Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cottonwood Visitor Center, Arch Rock, Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and other attractions. On the 11th (Mon), make a trip to Arch Rock, get all the information you need at Cottonwood Visitor Center, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and finally contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip generator.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. While traveling from San Diego, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail
Skull Rock ©
Skull Rock

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Desert View Watchtower, Hermit's Rest, Hermit Road, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get great views at Mather Point, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, then steep yourself in history at Hermit's Rest, then enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Hermit Road. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary creator.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Havasupai Falls
Highlights from your plan
North Rim Visitor Center ©
North Rim Visitor Center
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Page

Page ©
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 Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, Horseshoe Bend, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Powell, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Forrest Gump Point as well as Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley itinerary builder.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in September: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 31°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Forrest Gump Point ©
Forrest Gump Point

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Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Double Arch, Broken Arch, Fiery Furnace, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, explore and take pictures at La Sal Mountain Loop, explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, explore the striking landscape at Sand Dune Arch, then explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, and finally trek along Balanced Rock Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park online itinerary creator.

Getting from Monument Valley to Arches National Park by car takes about 4 hours. September in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Moab
Highlights from your plan
Double Arch ©
Double Arch
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grand View Point Overlook, Upheaval Dome, Mesa Arch, and other attractions.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Canyonlands National Park takes 2 hours. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Capitol Reef National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Dead Horse Point State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Mesa Arch ©
Mesa Arch
Grand View Point Overlook ©
Grand View Point Overlook

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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park ©
Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathedral Valley, Waterpocket Fold, Fruita Campground, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): trek along The Hickman Bridge Trail, steep yourself in history at Fruita Campground, explore the striking landscape at Waterpocket Fold, then appreciate the views at Cathedral Valley, and finally do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Capitol Reef National Park in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Capitol Reef National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Capitol Reef National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Water Pocket Fold ©
Water Pocket Fold
Fruita Campground ©
Fruita Campground

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
You've added Natural Bridge, Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, Inspiration Point, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Natural Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

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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.
You've added Zion Canyon Visitor Center, Observation Point, Kolob Canyons, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get answers to all your questions at Zion Canyon Visitor Center, take in breathtaking views at Kolob Canyons, cruise along Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel, then get great views at Observation Point, then take in breathtaking views at Zion's Main Canyon, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 34°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
Kolob Canyons ©
Kolob Canyons

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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 19th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

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 flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 40°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dante's View, Zabriskie Point, Badwater, and other attractions you added.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hume Lake, Big Stump Basin, Boyden Cavern, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Thu), Head underground at Boyden Cavern, explore the activities along Hume Lake, trek along Moro Rock, trek along Panoramic Point, then take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, and finally trek along General Grant Tree Trail.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September: high temperatures in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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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.
You've added Valley Visitor Center, Nevada Falls Loop, Taft Point, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get all the information you need at Valley Visitor Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridalveil Fall, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip generator.

Traveling by combination of car and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, expect Yosemite National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes West Coast Falconry as well as Old Sacramento. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): examine the collection at Old Sacramento and then look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Falconry.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sacramento itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September; daily highs in Sacramento reach 36°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

West Coast Falconry
Highlights from your plan
West Coast Falconry ©
West Coast Falconry
Old Sacramento Waterfront ©
Old Sacramento Waterfront

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
You've added Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Bay, Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Chinatown, make a trip to The Embarcadero, make a trip to Lombard Street, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yerba Buena Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Sacramento in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Chinatown ©
Chinatown

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