27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

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27 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  4​h
1
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Moab
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
7
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Big Sur
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
11
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
End: Los Angeles


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1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get curious at REAL BODIES at Bally's, then examine the collection at Nostalgia Street Rods, then walk around Springs Preserve, and finally enjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at The Little Vegas Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, then head outdoors with Green Valley Range, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Las Vegas is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Henderson, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Green Valley Range ©
Green Valley Range
Nostalgia Street Rods ©
Nostalgia Street Rods
Lake Mead National Recreation Area ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll through Kayenta Trail, then hike along Riverside Walk, and then trek along Temple of Sinawava Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Checkerboard Mesa and then take in breathtaking views at Hidden Canyon.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Hidden Canyon ©
Hidden Canyon
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get great views at Powell Point, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, then explore and take pictures at Moran Point, and finally get great views at Shoshone Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum, and finally stroll around Indian Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
Moran Point ©
Moran Point

1
night
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Tower of Babel, explore the striking landscape at Courthouse Towers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lions Park, and finally hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Skyline Arch, stroll through Tunnel Arch, explore the striking landscape at Broken Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planning tool .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Moab: highs are around 34°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Courthouse Towers ©
Courthouse Towers
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Lions Park ©
Lions Park

2
nights
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 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of McCune Mansion, pause for some serene contemplation at Church Office Building, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, then see the interesting displays at Pioneer Memorial Museum, and finally explore the stunning scenery at City Creek Canyon. On the next day, walk around Ensign Peak Park, see the interesting displays at Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art, then explore the stunning scenery at Millcreek Canyon, and finally engage your brain at Wheeler Historic Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Salt Lake City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Creek Canyon ©
City Creek Canyon
Wheeler Historic Farm ©
Wheeler Historic Farm
Pioneer Memorial Museum ©
Pioneer Memorial Museum

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, take in the dramatic natural features at Gibbon Falls, witness a stunning natural landmark at Midway Geyser Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Biscuit Basin, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, then take in the dramatic natural features at Petrified Tree, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Artists’ Paintpots ©
Artists’ Paintpots
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Biscuit Basin ©
Biscuit Basin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): hike along Big Trees Trail, then don't miss a visit to Tunnel Rock, and then trek along Big Stump Basin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, see the interesting displays at Eastern California Museum, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Independence
Highlights from your plan
Big Stump Basin ©
Big Stump Basin
Eastern California Museum ©
Eastern California Museum
Roaring River Falls ©
Roaring River Falls

1
day
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 16th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Partington Cove, and then hike along Big Sur.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur trip planning app .

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Big Sur are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove
Limekiln State Park ©
Limekiln State Park

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, examine the collection at The Marine Mammal Center, then stroll through Muir Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Stinson Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Presidio Pet Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, and then grab your bike and head to Devil's Slide Trail.

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You can drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Stinson Beach, Devil's Slide Trail, Muir Beach, The Marine Mammal Center
Highlights from your plan
Muir Beach
Muir Beach
The Marine Mammal Center ©
The Marine Mammal Center
Stinson Beach ©
Stinson Beach

2
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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Galleries, look for gifts at Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, and finally hike along Tahoe Meadows Whole Access Interpretive Trail. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, trek along Rainbow Trail, and then walk around Thomas F. Regan Memorial Park.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from San Francisco in September, with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Tahoe Meadows Trail
Highlights from your plan
Kiva Beach ©
Kiva Beach
St Theresa Catholic Church ©
St Theresa Catholic Church
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery ©
Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Pothole Dome, explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest, then get great views at Valley View, and finally explore the activities along Cathedral Beach Picnic Area. Keep things going the next day: stroll through May Lake Trailhead, then admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, and then get to know the fascinating history of Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark.

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Traveling by bus from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Yosemite National Park can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cloud's Rest ©
Cloud's Rest
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area ©
Cathedral Beach Picnic Area
May Lake Trailhead ©
May Lake Trailhead

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Oceanside Strand and Seal Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Victoria Beach and Harbor Beach. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Bowers Museum of Cultural Art in Santa Ana, approximately 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and get lost in a book at Los Angeles Central Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Oceanside, Victoria Beach, Seal Beach, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, The Gamble House
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Wax Museum ©
Hollywood Wax Museum
The Gamble House ©
The Gamble House
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels ©

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