22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Palo Alto
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Monterey
— Few hours
bus:  1​h
6
Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Las Vegas
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
Springdale
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
12
Virgin
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
14
New York City
— 3 nights
End: New York City

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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 Mission District. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Chinatown. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport and Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taft Point as well as Vernal Fall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Tioga Pass, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally hike along Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. While traveling from San Francisco, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of -1°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Palo Alto.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Taft Point ©
Taft Point
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall

1
day
Palo Alto

Palo Alto ©
On the 19th (Thu), take a stroll through The Stanford Shopping Center, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Stanford University, and then take an in-depth tour of Computer History Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Palo Alto itinerary maker.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Palo Alto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Palo Alto, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Palo Alto

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Computer History Museum
Highlights from your plan
Computer History Museum ©
Computer History Museum
Stanford Shopping Center ©
Stanford Shopping Center
Stanford University ©
Stanford University

1
night
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.
To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Palo Alto to Santa Cruz in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wineries Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Natural Bridges State Beach ©
Natural Bridges State Beach
Storrs Winery ©
Storrs Winery
Santa Cruz Wharf ©
Santa Cruz Wharf

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
San Carlos Cathedral ©
San Carlos Cathedral

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Big Sur custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Big Sur are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
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.
For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Barbara in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
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 24th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at The Mirage, and then try your luck at The Venetian.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Casino At The Venetian ©
Casino At The Venetian
The Mirage ©
The Mirage

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel itinerary creator.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

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night
Springdale

Springdale
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Springdale trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zion National Park to Springdale. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off toGrand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Outdoors Parks Nature

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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.
On the 26th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Mather Point and then trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from Springdale to Grand Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Springdale in October: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Virgin.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
Virgin

Virgin ©
Virgin is a town in Washington County, Utah, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): play a few rounds at Green Spring Golf Course.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Virgin itinerary builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Virgin in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Virgin when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Virgin

Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Green Spring Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Green Spring Golf Course ©
Green Spring Golf Course

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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.
On the 29th (Sun), immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Virgin to Los Angeles. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Virgin in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. Escape the urban bustle at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers and West Side Community Garden. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamilton Grange National Memorial, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hudson River Greenway, and contemplate the waterfront views at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to New York City takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Times Square ©
Times Square
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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