24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary maker

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Yucca Valley
— 1 night
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kingman
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bakersfield
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hollywood Sign.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles visit planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yucca Valley.
Highlights from your trip

Yucca Valley

— 1 night
Yucca Valley is an incorporated town in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 22nd (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Pioneertown.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yucca Valley itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yucca Valley in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yucca Valley, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Joshua Tree National Park.
Highlights from your trip

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
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 Skull Rock. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Barker Dam Trail and then explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Yucca Valley to Joshua Tree National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kingman.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Kingman

— 1 night
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Mohave Museum of History and Arts and then stroll around Metcalf Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kingman trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Kingman takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Kingman is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September since evenings lows in Kingman dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums · Parks

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then get great views at Mather Point. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then make a trip to Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then admire all the interesting features of Point Imperial Drive, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park journey site.

Traveling by car from Kingman to Grand Canyon National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect Grand Canyon National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and then see human ingenuity at work at The Chains.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Page online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Page to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. You'll set off for Zion National Park on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, stroll through Angel's Landing, and then explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zion National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from Page to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and car; or drive. Traveling from Page in September, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Zion National Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
You've added Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign, M&M'S World Las Vegas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Zion National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bakersfield.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Bakersfield

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sat), stop by California Fruit Depot, experience rural life at Murray Family Farms, The Big Red Barn, and then examine the collection at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakersfield trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Bakersfield takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. October in Bakersfield sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Bakersfield

Shopping · Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park, then make a trip to General Sherman Tree, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. On your second day here, stroll through Congress Trail and then trek along General Grant Tree Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bakersfield to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Traveling from Bakersfield in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yosemite Valley Chapel, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and Filbert Street Stairs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, identify plant and animal life at San Francisco Botanical Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and kick back and relax at Fort Funston National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Bird Rock Vista Point, explore and take pictures at 17-Mile Drive, and then get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Monterey trip app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. October in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Sun), stop by Chocolate Maya, contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, make a trip to State Street Underpass, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, and finally enjoy some diversion at The Santa Barbara Art Foundry.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in October, expect nights in Santa Barbara to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Mon) before leaving for Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, make a trip to Angels Flight Railway, and then take in breathtaking views at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through El Pueblo de Los Angeles, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side 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.