26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Calistoga
— 3 nights
3
Moose
— 2 nights
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Cable Car Museum and Exploratorium. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort Point and Musee Mecanique. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco driving holiday planner.

Shanghai, China to San Francisco is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, San Francisco is a bit cooler than Shanghai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Legion of Honor ©
Legion of Honor

3
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castello di Amorosa and Gracianna Winery. Paradise Ridge Winery Kenwood and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calistoga: Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville), Bodega Dunes (in Bodega) and Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Bodega Head, learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery, and trek along Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Calistoga day trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Calistoga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: highs in Calistoga hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, V. Sattui Winery, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Bodega Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Bodega Dunes ©
Bodega Dunes

2
nights
Moose

Moose ©
Moose is an unincorporated community in Teton County, Wyoming, United States, in the Jackson Hole valley. Visiting Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Amphitheater Lake and Chapel of the Transfiguration. Step out of Moose to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Hidden Falls, which is approximately 30 minutes away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of String Lake and contemplate the waterfront views at Leigh Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Moose online itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Calistoga to Moose. Traveling from Calistoga to Moose, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Calistoga in September, with highs in Moose at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Trail ©
Jenny Lake Trail
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley, hike along North Rim Trail, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park planner.

Getting from Moose to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Moose in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Upper Geyser Basin ©
Upper Geyser Basin

1
night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, thenmake a trip to Temple Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Salt Lake City driving holiday site.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Salt Lake City reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple

3
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Titanic and The Neon Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Mob Museum. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, approximately Overton away. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Salt Lake City - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. On the 25th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: get great views at Mather Point, hike along South Kaibab Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Kaibab Trail, and explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planning site.

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 a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Getty Center and The Nethercutt Collection. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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