23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
San Diego
— 3 nights
3
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
4
Williams
— 1 night
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
6
Page
— 1 night
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
9
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
10
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
11
Gilroy
— Few hours
12
Monterey
— 1 night
13
San Francisco
— 3 nights

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bradbury Building, Art District, Koreatown, and other attractions. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Los Angeles is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Los Angeles is little chillier than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

West Hollywood, Two Rodeo Drive, Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, La Jolla Cove and Downtown San Diego. Change things up with a short trip to Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon (about 2h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, let little ones run wild at Balboa Park, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Desert Hills Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Joshua Tree Visitor Center, Cholla Cactus Garden and Skull Rock. On the 5th (Sat), get answers to all your questions at Joshua Tree Visitor Center, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and then admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in October: highs in Joshua Tree National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Williams.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Joshua Tree Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Cholla Cactus Garden ©
Cholla Cactus Garden
Arch Rock ©
Arch Rock
Hidden Valley Nature Trail ©
Hidden Valley Nature Trail

1
night
Williams

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.
For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Williams route planning site.

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Williams in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Williams, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October: highs in Williams hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Mon) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
day
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim, Rim Trail and Hermit Road. On the 7th (Mon), get all the information you need at Grand Canyon Visitor Center South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, thenhike along Rim Trail, and finally take a memorable drive along Hermit Road.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Williams in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page holiday planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Page hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fremont Street Experience, Downtown Container Park, Las Vegas Downtown, and other attractions you added. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Shops at Caesars, try your luck at Casino at Circus Circus, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and finally make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas vacation site.

Traveling by car from Page to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas. In October, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Page - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Fremont Street Experience ©
Fremont Street Experience
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
day
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 Zabriskie Point as well as Badwater Basin. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get great views at Dante's View, thenexplore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

1
night
Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Mammoth Lakes, with highs around °C, while nights are cooler with lows around °C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks Outdoors Nature

2
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.
You've added Mariposa Grove, Half Dome, Valley Visitor Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): hike along Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, thenmake a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally trek along Mariposa Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, get all the information you need at Valley Visitor Center, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, thenexplore the striking landscape at El Capitan, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gilroy.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Half Dome ©
Half Dome
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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hours
Gilroy

Gilroy ©
Gilroy is a city located in Northern California's Santa Clara County. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get some fabulous bargains at Gilroy Premium Outlets.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gilroy online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Gilroy. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Gilroy hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Gilroy

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Gilroy Premium Outlets ©
Gilroy Premium Outlets

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monterey day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gilroy to Monterey in an hour. While traveling from Gilroy, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Monterey, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park ©
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Chinatown, Alcatraz Island, Ferry Building Marketplace, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: stop by The Castro and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planning website.

Drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In October, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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