23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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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
— 2 nights
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Lake Powell
— Few hours
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— Few hours
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New York City
— 1 day
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Lion King, Greenwich Village, American Museum of Natural History, and other attractions. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Central Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary app.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Twin Peaks, stroll through Rockaway Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, San Francisco is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 21st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park attractions app.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks

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A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the activities along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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Las Vegas

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 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.
Highlights from your trip

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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 (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Hidden Canyon.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park attractions planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Zion National Park are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are cooler (10°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 5°C. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Lake Powell

Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lake Powell trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Lake Powell in 6 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Lake Powell are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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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. For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lake Powell in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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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.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Joshua Tree National Park on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

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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.
To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Joshua Tree National Park, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 23°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip tool.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

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Santa Barbara

The American Riviera

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 other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara holiday website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. You'll set off for Monterey on the 3rd (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip builder website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Monterey in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Monterey, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Nature

Side Trips

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a shuttle. On the 5th (Fri), you're off to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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New York City

Big Apple

On the 6th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Teaneck Creek Conservancy.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read New York City journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to New York City takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.