22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

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22 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Washington DC

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Phoenix trip itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Phoenix is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Phoenix. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 100°F and lows reach 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum

1
night
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 9th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University and then admire the majestic nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Phoenix to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, Flagstaff is cooler than Phoenix - with highs of 74°F and lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Northern Arizona University ©
Northern Arizona University

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point, then stroll through Sandstone Tours, then trek along Wildcat Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Flagstaff to Monument Valley by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Flagstaff in September, expect Monument Valley to be a bit warmer, temps between 80°F and 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, and then trek along Horseshoe Bend. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Lone Rock Beach and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Wave at Coyote Buttes.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Page trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Big Water
Highlights from your plan
Coyote Buttes ©
Coyote Buttes
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and make a trip to Powell Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip generator.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Page in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are much colder (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

3
nights
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.
The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at A Wee Kirk o'the Heather.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 96°F and lows reach 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove, and then kick back and relax at Children's Pool.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect San Diego to be little chillier, temps between 77°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

3
nights
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.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and Venice Canals Walkway for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Getty Center The Publications and El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Hermosa Beach Pier (in Hermosa Beach). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, admire the majestic nature at Will Rogers State Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach Pier
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fisherman's Wharf and Union Square. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park, and wander the streets of The Embarcadero.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 74°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wine Tours & Tastings, Rodeo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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