34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Solvang
— 1 day
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San Luis Obispo
— 1 night
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Morro Bay
— 1 day
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Groveland
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Lee Vining
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
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Beatty
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Capitol Reef National Park
— 1 night
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Moab
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 day
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Moab
— 1 night
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Canyonlands National Park
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Moab
— 1 night
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Bluff
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Page
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Williams
— 2 nights
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Scottsdale
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles — 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Hollywood Park, Olvera Street, The Last Bookstore, and other attractions you added. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Solvang.
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Solvang — 1 day

Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the history at Old Mission Santa Ines, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then see the interesting displays at Elverhoj Museum of History & Art.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Solvang online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Solvang in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Solvang, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to San Luis Obispo.
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San Luis Obispo — 1 night

San Luis Obispo, or SLO for short, is a city in the U.S. state of California, located roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on the Central Coast. For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the San Luis Obispo journey planner.

Getting from Solvang to San Luis Obispo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Luis Obispo are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Morro Bay.
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Morro Bay — 1 day

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Morro Strand State Beach. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Morro Bay State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morro Strand State Beach, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Morro Bay trip planner.

Morro Bay is very close to San Luis Obispo. In September, daytime highs in Morro Bay are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to San Simeon.
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San Simeon — 1 night

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Simeon day trip planning website.

You can drive from Morro Bay to San Simeon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Morro Bay, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Simeon, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 53°F. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.
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Carmel — 1 night

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, immerse yourself in nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Carmel trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Monterey.
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Carmel River State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos, and then trek along Scenic Road Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along 17-Mile Drive and then kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary builder site.

Monterey is very close to Carmel. September in Monterey sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, Chinatown, Coit Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Francisco journey planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Groveland.
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Groveland — 1 night

Groveland is a census-designated place (CDP) in Tuolumne County, California. For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Groveland trip planning app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Groveland in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from San Francisco in October since evenings lows in Groveland dip to 46°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Tenaya Lake, Yosemite Village and Valley View. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Yosemite Village, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, and then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Valley View, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park itinerary planner.

Yosemite National Park is very close to Groveland. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Groveland in October: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 66°F and lows are around 28°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lee Vining.
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Lee Vining — 1 night

Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lee Vining trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in October, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Your day by day itinerary now includes Convict Lake Campground. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the activities along Convict Lake Campground.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mammoth Lakes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lee Vining to Mammoth Lakes takes an hour. In October, daytime highs in Mammoth Lakes are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Beatty.
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Beatty — 1 night

Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. state of Nevada. For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Beatty trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Beatty takes 3.5 hours. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Beatty: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 52°F at night. You will leave for Death Valley National Park on the 6th (Thu).
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Zabriskie Point and Dante's View. On the 6th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then cruise along Artists Dr, and finally explore the activities along Badwater Basin.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Beatty to Death Valley National Park by car takes about an hour. October in Death Valley National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Fremont Street Experience has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, shop like a local with The Strip, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 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 October, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 1 night

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Plan my Zion National Park trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Zion National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get great views at Fairyland Point and then take some stellar pictures from Inspiration Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Zion National Park in October; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 61°F and lows reach 29°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Capitol Reef National Park.
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Capitol Reef National Park — 1 night

Capitol Reef National Park takes its name from a particularly rugged and scenic section of the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic "wrinkle" stretching for 160 km (100 mi) along a dry plateau surrounded by white Navajo sandstone cliffs and domes, and red canyons, buttes, and rock bridges.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sunset Point Trail as well as Goosenecks Overlook. On the 12th (Wed), hike along Goosenecks Overlook, then trek along Sunset Point Trail, then admire the striking features of Fruita Schoolhouse, and finally stroll through The Hickman Bridge Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Capitol Reef National Park day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Capitol Reef National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
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Drive from Capitol Reef National Park to Moab in 3 hours. Traveling from Capitol Reef National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Moab: highs are around 71°F and lows about 42°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 1 day

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Windows.

You can plan Arches National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Moab to Arches National Park by car takes about an hour. In October in Arches National Park, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Red Desert

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Moab planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Canyonlands National Park.
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
You've now added Grand View Point Overlook to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Grand View Point Overlook and then immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park holiday app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Canyonlands National Park takes 1.5 hours. October in Canyonlands National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 1 night

Red Desert

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Moab online trip planner.

Getting from Canyonlands National Park to Moab by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel to Bluff.
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Bluff

Bluff is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Juan County, Utah, United States. Photography Tours has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bluff trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Moab to Bluff in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bluff can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Page.
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Page — 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Page online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Bluff to Page in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bluff in October, Page is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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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.
To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park holiday maker website.

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 66°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 31°F. You'll set off for Williams on the 16th (Sun).
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Williams — 2 nights

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Williams trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Williams can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for Scottsdale.
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Scottsdale — 1 night

Scottsdale is a city in the eastern part of Maricopa County, Arizona, adjacent to the Greater Phoenix Area. Phoenix Premium Outlets has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Phoenix Premium Outlets.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Scottsdale day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Williams to Scottsdale takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, Scottsdale is warmer than Williams - with highs of 91°F and lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to San Diego.
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San Diego — 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
San Diego is known for zoos & aquariums, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Diego online road trip planner.

Getting from Scottsdale to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Scottsdale to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Scottsdale in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are slightly colder, around 78°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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San Luis Obispo County travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.
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