11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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11 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
2
Santa Monica
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  5​h
3
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Glenbrook
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

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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.
To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary tool .

Cardiff, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Cardiff to Los Angeles, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cardiff in October, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 19th (Fri), you'll travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica day trip app .

Santa Monica is just a short distance from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 18°C. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Historic Sites
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Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Public Library ©
Santa Monica Public Library

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 21st (Sun), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then catch a ride on Cable Cars.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read San Francisco holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santa Monica to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, train, and flight; or drive. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Cable Cars ©
Cable Cars

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Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Napa trip itinerary website .

You can drive from San Francisco to Napa in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Napa when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Glenbrook.

Things to do in Napa

#Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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Glenbrook

Glenbrook ©
Glenbrook is a census-designated place (CDP) on the east shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Glenbrook day trip planner.

You can drive from Napa to Glenbrook in 3.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Napa in October: high temperatures in Glenbrook hover around 24°C and lows are around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Glenbrook

#Fun & Games, #Casinos

Side Trip

Crystal Bay Club Casino
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Crystal Bay Club Casino ©
Crystal Bay Club Casino

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
On the 24th (Wed), trek along Panorama Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, then stroll through Wawona Meadow, and finally make a trip to Olmsted Point.

Plan a Yosemite National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Glenbrook to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Yosemite National Park when traveling from Glenbrook in October, with lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 5.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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 26th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally listen to music at Bellagio Fountains.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Nightlife
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains

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