24 days in Western US Itinerary

24 days in Western US Itinerary

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24 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Anaheim
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pioneertown
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Joshua Tree National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Cameron
— 1 night
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Marble Canyon
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
9
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Kanab
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
12
St. George
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Wofford Heights
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
16
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
17
Fresno
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
18
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
19
Stockton
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
20
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
21
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
22
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
23
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
End: Los Angeles

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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.
You've now added Universal Studios Hollywood to your itinerary. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Petersen Automotive Museum. There's lots more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, browse the different shops at The Grove, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online journey maker .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Anaheim.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Anaheim holiday maker .

Anaheim is very close to Los Angeles. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Pioneertown.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park

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Pioneertown

Pioneertown
Pioneertown, California, is an unincorporated community in the Morongo Basin region of southern California's Inland Empire Metropolitan Area, on Pioneertown Road at Route 62 in the town of Yucca Valley. For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Pioneertown online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Anaheim to Pioneertown in 2 hours. October in Pioneertown sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. You'll set off for Joshua Tree National Park on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Pioneertown

Outdoors Tours Museums

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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.
To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Pioneertown to Joshua Tree National Park in 1.5 hours. In October in Joshua Tree National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kingman trip maker tool .

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Kingman by car takes about 3.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Kingman due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, Kingman is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kingman

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chloride, Arizona
Highlights from your plan
Chloride, Arizona ©
Chloride, Arizona

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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.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Cameron

Cameron
Cameron is a city in Milam County, Texas, United States. For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cameron trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Cameron takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cameron can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Marble Canyon.

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Marble Canyon

Marble Canyon ©
On the 4th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Marble Canyon, cruise along Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway, and then contemplate the long history of Old Cliff Dwellers Lodge (Blanche Russell Rock House).

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marble Canyon online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cameron to Marble Canyon takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cameron in October; daily highs in Marble Canyon reach 26°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Page.

Things to do in Marble Canyon

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marble Canyon ©
Marble Canyon

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Page

Page ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lower Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Page trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marble Canyon to Page by car takes about an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Page can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon

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Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanab trip tool .

You can take a shuttle from Page to Kanab in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Page in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Kanab, with lows around 2°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

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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.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kanab to Zion National Park takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Zion National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to St. George.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)
Highlights from your plan
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

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St. George

St. George ©
St. On the 6th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm, then take in the exciting artwork at Kayenta Art Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. George trip maker app .

You can drive from Zion National Park to St. George in an hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in St. George. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in St. George

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. George Temple ©
St. George Temple
Kayenta Art Village ©
Kayenta Art Village

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner .

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

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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 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Death Valley National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Eureka Mine ©
Eureka Mine

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Wofford Heights

Wofford Heights is a census-designated place (CDP) in the southern Sierra Nevadas, in Kern County, California, United States. You've now added Lake Isabella to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Isabella.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Wofford Heights visit planning tool .

Drive from Santa Monica to Wofford Heights in 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Monica in October: high temperatures in Wofford Heights hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wofford Heights

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

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Fresno

Fresno
For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fresno travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Fresno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Fresno

Parks Outdoors Nature

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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.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, then trek along Panorama Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Fresno to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Fresno in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Stockton.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

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Stockton

Stockton
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Stockton online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to Stockton. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in Stockton hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 13th (Sun).

Things to do in Stockton

Parks Outdoors Wineries

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Exploratorium and Union Square. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco travel route builder website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are a bit warmer (26°C), and nights are much warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Union Square ©
Union Square

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Monterey

Monterey
Monterey is a city in the U.S. For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then stroll through Partington Cove, and finally admire the sheer force of McWay Falls. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Point Sur State Historic Park and then admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur route builder .

You can take a bus from Monterey to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Santa Monica on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Santa Monica takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Big Sur in October, things will get a bit warmer in Santa Monica: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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