23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
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Rock Springs
— 1 night
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Dinosaur
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Petrified Forest National Park
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Williams
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Mojave
— 1 night
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Morro Bay
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San Francisco
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Coit Tower, San Francisco City Hall, Union Square, and other attractions. There's more to do: make a trip to Lombard Street and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Milan, Italy to San Francisco is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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 Bridalveil Fall, Mariposa Grove, Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls and then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then identify plant and animal life at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect cooler with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Your day by day itinerary now includes Devils Postpile National Monument as well as Lake Mary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument and then explore the activities along Lake Mary.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dante's View, Artists Palette and Natural Bridge Canyon. On the 3rd (Mon), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, explore the stunning scenery at Natural Bridge Canyon, explore the striking landscape at Artists Palette, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip builder website.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 3rd (Mon), ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with lows around 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Angel's Landing as well as Emerald Pools. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Emerald Pools and then trek along Angel's Landing.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Zion National Park to be much colder, around 2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rainbow Point, Natural Bridge and Rim Trail. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Point.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 19°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
You've now added Great Salt Lake to your itinerary. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple and then get to know the fascinating history of Great Salt Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Petrified Tree, West Thumb Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes National Museum of Wildlife Art. On the 10th (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Museum of Wildlife Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole travel route planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole by car takes about an hour. October in Jackson Hole sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rock Springs.
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Rock Springs — 1 night

Rock Springs is a city in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, United States. Flaming Gorge has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), cruise along Pilot Butte Wild Horse Scenic Loop and then take in the pleasant sights at Flaming Gorge.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rock Springs trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Rock Springs takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Jackson Hole in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rock Springs, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dinosaur.
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Dinosaur

Dinosaur is a Statutory Town located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. You've now added Quarry Exhibit Hall to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Quarry Exhibit Hall.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dinosaur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rock Springs to Dinosaur takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

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 day by day itinerary now includes Courthouse Towers, Windows and Landscape Arch. On the 12th (Wed), trek along Landscape Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, tour the pleasant surroundings at Windows, then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and finally explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers.

Plan a trip to Arches National Park easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Dinosaur to Arches National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Dinosaur in October: high temperatures in Arches National Park hover around 25°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.
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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Moab attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. October in Moab sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will leave for Canyonlands National Park on the 12th (Wed).
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Canyonlands National Park — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Island in the Sky and then explore the striking landscape at Mesa Arch.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Canyonlands National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Moab to Canyonlands National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

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. Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): cruise along Monument Valley – Highway 163 Scenic Drive.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley holiday builder.

You can drive from Canyonlands National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.
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Page — 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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 Horseshoe Bend, Kayak Lake Powell - Rentals and Day Tours and Lower Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a tour by water with Kayak Lake Powell - Rentals and Day Tours and then stroll through Horseshoe Bend.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Page trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Page takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You've now added Rim Trail to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): hike along Rim Trail.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from Page in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Petrified Forest National Park.
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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Petrified Forest National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Petrified Forest National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll set off for Williams on the 17th (Mon).
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Williams

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Williams online visit planner.

Drive from Petrified Forest National Park to Williams in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mojave.
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Mojave — 1 night

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Mojave trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Williams to Mojave takes 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Williams to Mojave. When traveling from Williams in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mojave, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Morro Bay on the 18th (Tue).
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Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Morro Bay online attractions planner.

You can drive from Mojave to Morro Bay in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Mojave in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Morro Bay. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation maker website.

You can fly from Morro Bay to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Morro Bay in October, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Tue).
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United States travel guide

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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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