9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  13​h
1
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
San Diego
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Sedona

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 22nd (Fri), trek along Bear Mountain Trail and then view the masterpieces at Village Gallery of Local Artists. On the next day, trek along Doe Mountain Trail and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

Plan trip to Sedona with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

San Francisco to Sedona is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Sedona. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Sedona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Bear Mountain Trail ©
Bear Mountain Trail

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally examine the collection at Kolb Studio.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sedona in November: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 22°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

3
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
Relax by the water at La Jolla Shores Park and Coronado Beach. Visiting Lions, Tigers & Bears and Windansea Beach will get you outdoors. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens in Encinitas, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, examine the collection at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Point Loma.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Diego trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in San Diego hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, Coronado Beach
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Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then examine the collection at The Nethercutt Collection. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Norton Simon Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Nethercutt Collection ©
The Nethercutt Collection

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