28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 8 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Francisco
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Newark

5
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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area will get you outdoors. Head to The Strip and Barneys New Yorkfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoover Dam (in Boulder City) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). Spend the 2nd (Wed) riding across the waves with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel planning website .

Newark to Las Vegas is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Newark to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 93°F and lows reach 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Willow Beach, Hoover Dam
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 4th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: stroll through North Kaibab Trail, trek along Tanner Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and make a trip to Grand Canyon Village.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Playa Del Rey Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Will Rogers State Beach and Nicholas Canyon Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Santa Monica (Santa Monica Mountains & Third Street Promenade), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Zuma Beach (in Malibu). There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Palms State Beach, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and identify plant and animal life at Ballona Wetlands.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 82°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Malibu, Two Rodeo Drive, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

8
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Square. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, stroll through China Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baker Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planner .

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marin Headlands, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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