23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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23 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Tucson
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Scottsdale
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Petrified Forest National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chinle
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Moab
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
12
Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
Drive + bus:  9​h 30​min
13
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
14
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
San Francisco
— 2 nights
End: San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stop by Grand Central Market, then stop by The Original Farmers Market, and then identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at City Hall, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, and finally look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport and Ontario International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Seaport Village and Racine & Laramie Tobacco Shop. Get some historical perspective at Point Loma and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse

1
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Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lemmon, then stop by Tucson Mineral and Gem World, and then admire the striking features of Mission San Xavier del Bac.

For maps and more tourist information, read Tucson travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Diego to Tucson in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to Tucson, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Diego, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tucson, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Scottsdale.

Things to do in Tucson

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mount Lemmon
Highlights from your plan
Mount Lemmon ©
Mount Lemmon
Mission San Xavier del Bac ©
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Tucson Mineral and Gem World ©
Tucson Mineral and Gem World

1
night
Scottsdale

Scottsdale
Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Scottsdale trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tucson to Scottsdale takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tucson in September, expect Scottsdale to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 30°C. You'll set off for Petrified Forest National Park on the 7th (Sat).

Things to do in Scottsdale

Outdoors Parks Tours

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Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park ©
Petrified Forest National Park presents a surreal landscape of large deposits of petrified wood.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Puerco Pueblo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Long Logs Loop.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Petrified Forest National Park driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Scottsdale to Petrified Forest National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Scottsdale in September, with highs in Petrified Forest National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chinle.

Things to do in Petrified Forest National Park

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerco Pueblo ©
Puerco Pueblo

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Chinle

Chinle ©
Chinle is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona, United States. On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Antelope House Ruin and then explore the stunning scenery at Canyon del Muerto.

Discover how to plan a Chinle trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Petrified Forest National Park to Chinle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Chinle are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Chinle

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Antelope House Ruin ©
Antelope House Ruin

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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Navajo Jewelry and Design, then explore the striking landscape at Comb Ridge, and then cruise along Moki Dugway. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Navajo National Monument.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Chinle to Monument Valley takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Monument Valley when traveling from Chinle in September, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Navajo National Monument, Comb Ridge, Moki Dugway
Highlights from your plan
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Fisher Towers and then admire all the interesting features of Scenic Byway of Highway 128. Keep things going the next day: hike along Moab Brand Trails.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Moab route planning tool .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Moab in 3 hours. In September in Moab, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Utah
Highlights from your plan
Fisher Towers ©
Fisher Towers

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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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, take in the dramatic natural features at Wall Street, and then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park travel route site .

Getting from Moab to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Moab in September: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Wall Street ©
Wall Street
Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer

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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.
On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip site .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In September, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 34°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve and then stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve ©
Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online driving holiday planner .

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 September, Death Valley National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 18th (Wed).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles and then browse the eclectic array of goods at El Portal Market. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip website .

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

El Portal Market
Highlights from your plan
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
El Portal Market ©
El Portal Market

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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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, visit a coastal fixture at Point Pinos Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel online road trip planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Carmel by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of car, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Carmel, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a stroll through Union Square and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Isabel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Limantour Beach.

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Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Point Isabel, Limantour Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Isabel ©
Point Isabel
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Union Square ©
Union Square

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