5 days in United States Itinerary

5 days in United States Itinerary

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San Jose
— Few hours
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 day
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Flagstaff
— 1 night

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San Jose

San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Jose using our trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to San Jose. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You will leave for Big Sur on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nightlife

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the views from Bixby Bridge and then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Big Sur day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from San Jose in October, plan for slightly colder days in Big Sur, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Big Sur

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 15th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, get engrossed in the history at The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then contemplate the long history of Harmony Borax Works, and finally don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park vacation builder app.

Getting from Big Sur to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Big Sur in October, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Dr
Artists Dr

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the world from above with 702 Helicopters, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at West of the Moon Gallery.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Flagstaff trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. October in Flagstaff sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 33°F at night.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums
Highlights from your plan
West of the Moon Gallery ©
West of the Moon Gallery

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