24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Cambria
— 1 night
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Big Sur
— 1 day
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Monterey
— Few hours
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles

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.
Visit Venice Canals Walkway and Hollywood Walk of Fame for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and California Science Center. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Broad, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, shop like a local with The Grove, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planning site.

Warsaw, Poland to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in October: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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 ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Salt Cave, look for gifts at Italian Pottery Outlet, examine the collection at Reagan Ranch Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Bike Path, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, make a trip to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, steep yourself in history at Casa del Herrero, then learn about winemaking at Summerland Winery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market.

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Getting from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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) so you can drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Reagan Ranch Center ©
Reagan Ranch Center

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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 reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cambria trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Cambria takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Barbara in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cambria, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 9°C. You'll set off for Big Sur on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur and then immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur route builder website.

Getting from Cambria to Big Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Cambria in October, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are a bit warmer (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park
Coast Gallery Big Sur ©
Coast Gallery Big Sur

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 31st (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Carmel Art Association and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey online holiday planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Monterey in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Monterey are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Walt Disney Family Museum and Mumm Napa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. Venture out of the city with trips to Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg) and Oxbow Public Market (in Napa). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at VJB Cellars, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lands End, and identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Wine Tours & Tastings
VJB Cellars ©
VJB Cellars

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then make a trip to Tunnel Rock. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, and finally fly down the slopes at Diamond Peak.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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 ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): go deep underground at Eureka Mine, take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, explore the stunning scenery 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. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon, take in the awesome beauty at Panamint Range, then contemplate the long history of Charcoal Kilns, and finally get great views at Father Crowley Vista Point.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park tour builder tool.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

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

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Las Vegas

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 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 wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade. On your second day here, examine the collection at Counts Kustoms, 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 ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in November since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
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), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, don't miss a visit to Powell Point, get great views at Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally contemplate the long history of Navajo Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, then get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, then walk around Indian Garden, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Abyss.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Grand Canyon National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Childrens 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Split Rock, admire the verdant scenery at Lost Horse Valley, contemplate the long history of Keys Ranch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Hidden Valley Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Geology Tour Road, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis, then get engrossed in the history at General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park online trip builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Joshua Tree National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Joshua Tree National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. 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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Get some cultural insight at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Bowl Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Annenberg Space for Photography and Grand Central Market. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes) and Main Beach (in Laguna Beach). Enjoy Los Angeles some more: admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, see the interesting displays at The Wende Museum of the Cold War, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocean Avenue.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Los Angeles takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. In November, Los Angeles is somewhat warmer than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Hollywood Bowl Museum ©
Hollywood Bowl Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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