26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Calistoga
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Moose
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Shanghai

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary website .

Shanghai, China to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°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.
Get in touch with nature at Bodega Dunes and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Amorosa and V. Sattui Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Calistoga: Paradise Ridge Winery (in Kenwood), Goat Rock Beach (in Jenner) and Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Bodega Head, admire the majestic nature at Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Calistoga trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Calistoga to be little chillier, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Moose.

Things to do in Calistoga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bodega Bay, Bodega Dunes, Gracianna Winery, Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery, Goat Rock Beach
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Teton and Jenny Lake Trail. Get in touch with nature at Amphitheater Lake and Leigh Lake. There's much more to do: stroll through String Lake, admire the sheer force of Hidden Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Moose online travel route planner .

Explore your travel options from Calistoga to Moose with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Calistoga in September; daily highs in Moose reach 23°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Moose

Parks Nature Trails

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Hayden Valley and Old Faithful. Step off the beaten path and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Artist Point. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, stroll through North Rim Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Moose to Yellowstone National Park takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Moose in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

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.
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Madeleine.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Salt Lake City at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah
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.
The Mob Museum and Titanic will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and The Neon Museum. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Bellagio Fountains, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas.

Plan my day in Las Vegas using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Valley of Fire State Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along North Kaibab Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (28°C), and nights are colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

3
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 The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Hammer Museum, see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for 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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