57 days in United States Itinerary

57 days in United States Itinerary

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57 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Bus:  15​min
1
Oakland
— 13 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Phoenix
— 16 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Sedona
— 12 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 15 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

13
nights
Oakland

Oakland ©
Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Oakland: Sulphur Creek Nature Center (in Hayward), Napa (Wine Tours & Tastings, The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, & more) and Tall Trees Grove (in Redwood National Park). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, learn about winemaking at Castello di Amorosa, don't miss a visit to Sonoma Plaza, and kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Oakland road trip app .

San Francisco to Oakland is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also take a subway; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Oakland are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Oakland

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Sonoma, Napa, St. Helena, Palo Alto, Pescadero
Highlights from your plan
Tilden Nature Area ©
Tilden Nature Area
Wine Tours & Tastings
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©

16
nights
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Phoenix side-trips: Scottsdale (Taliesin West, McDowell Sonoran Preserve, & more), Boyce Thompson Arboretum (in Superior) and San Tan Mountain Regional Park (in Queen Creek). On the 18th (Tue), do a day of sightseeing from above with a helicopter tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum, admire all the interesting features of Chase Field, find something for the whole family at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, and admire the natural beauty at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix online trip maker .

You can fly from Oakland to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and flight; or drive. Traveling from Oakland to Phoenix, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Phoenix is much hotter than Oakland - with highs of 99°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Scottsdale, Chandler, Florence, Southeast Regional Library, Westgate Entertainment District
Highlights from your plan
Musical Instrument Museum ©
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Garden ©
Desert Botanical Garden

12
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Williams (Addicted to Route 66, Bearizona Wildlife Park, & more), Painted Desert (in Petrified Forest National Park) and Flagstaff (Walnut Canyon National Monument, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, & more). Spend the 7th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oak Creek Canyon, explore the world behind art at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and immerse yourself in nature at Slide Rock State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sedona tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Phoenix in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flagstaff, Williams, Camp Verde, Arizona Copper Art Museum, Painted Desert
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock

15
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Los Angeles side-trips: Anaheim (Disneyland Park, Disney California Adventure Park, & more) and Santa Monica (Santa Monica Farmers Market & Third Street Promenade). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, admire all the interesting features of Dodger Stadium, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Monica State Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner .

Getting from Sedona to Los Angeles by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sedona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Highlights from your plan
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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