25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Monterey
— 1 night
3
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
4
Mariposa
— 3 nights
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
7
Las Vegas
— 1 night
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
9
Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
10
San Diego
— 2 nights
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Cable Car Museum and Walt Disney Family Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Mill Valley to see Muir Woods National Monument about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Lands End, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, get curious at Exploratorium, and get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 11 hours traveling from Jeddah to San Francisco. Traveling from Jeddah in September, things will get much colder in San Francisco: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, thenkick back and relax at McAbee Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Breakwater.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Monterey online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission
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Breakwater ©
Breakwater
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission ©
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission

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Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Point San Luis Lighthouse, and then view the masterpieces at Steynberg Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Pismo Beach trip maker.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Pismo Beach are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mariposa.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Steynberg Gallery, Point San Luis Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Point San Luis Lighthouse ©
Point San Luis Lighthouse

3
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Mariposa

Mariposa ©
Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
For shopping fun, head to Ansel Adams Gallery or Casto Oaks Fine Wine and Arts. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mariposa Museum and History Center and Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail. Get out of town with these interesting Mariposa side-trips: Yosemite National Park (Vernal Fall, Nature Center at Happy Isles, &more).

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mariposa day trip planning website.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Mariposa in 4 hours. When traveling from Pismo Beach in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Mariposa, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Mariposa

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Roaring River Falls, thencruise along Generals Hwy, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mariposa to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls
Grizzly Falls ©
Grizzly 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.
Get outdoors at Panamint Range and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Twenty Mule Team Canyon and Charcoal Kilns. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. September in Death Valley National Park sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of The Strip.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour 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. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Powell Point and Moran Point. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, stroll around Indian Garden, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, and take some stellar pictures from Shoshone Point.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

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Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City ©
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Lake Havasu State Park, look for gifts at Lake Havasu Sunday Swap Meet & Vehicle Mart, thenmake a trip to London Bridge, and finally stroll around Rotary Community Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Havasu City vacation maker app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City in 4 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Havasu City, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Lake Havasu City to be much warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Lake Havasu State Park ©
Lake Havasu State Park
London Bridge ©
London Bridge
Rotary Community Park ©
Rotary Community Park

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Visit Coronado Beach and La Jolla Shores Park for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will appreciate USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: South Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad), Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Lake Havasu City to San Diego in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Lake Havasu City in September, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are little chillier with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

South Carlsbad State Beach, Del Mar City Beach, Coronado Beach, Moonlight State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, thenstroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, thenexamine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, thenmake a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, thenlook and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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