24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

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24 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  15​h 45​min
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Monterey
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Francisco
— 4 nights
drive:  8​h 30​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
11
Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Warsaw

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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.
For shopping fun, head to LA Farmers' Market or Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Museum-lovers will get to explore Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Getty Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, engage your brain at California Science Center, and stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Warsaw, Poland to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Warsaw in October, expect Los Angeles to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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 29th (Tue), explore the fascinating underground world of Salt Cave, get some fabulous bargains at Italian Pottery Outlet, examine the collection at Reagan Ranch Center, trek along Cabrillo Bike Path, then explore and take pictures at State Street Underpass, and finally identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, get a sense of history and politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then contemplate the long history of Casa del Herrero, then learn about winemaking at Summerland Winery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in October, with highs in Santa Barbara at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Summerland Winery
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Casa del Herrero ©
Casa del Herrero

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Cambria

Cambria
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambria road trip planning website .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Cambria by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. You will leave for Big Sur on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Wineries

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur and then admire the majestic nature at Limekiln State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cambria to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cambria in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

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hours
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association and then make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey online journey builder .

Take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Carmel Art Association
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Gate Bridge and Presidio of San Francisco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg), Oxbow Public Market (in Napa) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, and hike along Lands End.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel planning tool .

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxbow Public Market, Wine Tours & Tastings, Marin Headlands, VJB Cellars, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Presidio of San Francisco ©
Presidio of San Francisco
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands

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night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree, and then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Rock. On your second day here, trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and finally hit the slopes at Diamond Peak.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip maker .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Diamond Peak
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, then take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, then contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns, and finally take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Harmony Borax Works ©
Harmony Borax Works
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range

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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.
On the 8th (Fri), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, then see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, and then identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The LINQ Promenade ©
The LINQ Promenade

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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.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, then stroll around Indian Garden, and finally get great views at The Abyss.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park vacation planning tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in November, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 14°C by day to -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stroll through Split Rock, admire the verdant scenery at Lost Horse Valley, steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Geology Tour Road, admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, then take an in-depth tour of General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

Discover how to plan a Joshua Tree National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are much hotter (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

General George S. Patton Memorial Museum
Highlights from your plan
Keys View ©
Keys View
Cottonwood Spring Oasis ©
Cottonwood Spring Oasis

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hollywood Bowl Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For shopping fun, head to Annenberg Space for Photography or Grand Central Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Main Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes). See some other sides of Los Angeles: engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Ocean Avenue, Main Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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