11 days in United States Itinerary

11 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Cruz
Drive
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Mariposa
— 1 night
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive
5
Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Page
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Williams
Drive
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Kingman
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Monica
Drive
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Malibu
Drive
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Santa Barbara
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lombard Street, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Promenade, and other attractions you added. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Painted Ladies, visit a coastal fixture at Fort Point, then walk around Presidio of San Francisco, and finally take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Porto to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santa Cruz Wharf as well as Santa Cruz Main Beach. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Cruz Main Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Cruz Wharf.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Mariposa.
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Mariposa — 1 night

Set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Mariposa prides itself on its friendly small-town feel and Old West heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Merced River.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Mariposa journey site.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Mariposa in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: highs in Mariposa hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 day

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.
You've added Tioga Pass, Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, El Capitan, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), trek along Mariposa Grove, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planner.

You can drive from Mariposa to Yosemite National Park in an hour. When traveling from Mariposa in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. You've now added Horseshoe Lake to your itinerary.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip maker site.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in Mammoth Lakes, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point, then make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Devil's Corn Field.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mammoth Lakes to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, you will find days in Death Valley National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Strip as well as Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 29th (Thu), hike along Watchman Trail and then take in the dramatic scenery at Emerald Pools.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days in Zion National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Navajo Loop Trail as well as Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect Bryce Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 5°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for Page.
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Page

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Horseshoe Bend as well as Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Horseshoe Bend, then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, then take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Page trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and shuttle. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Page to be much hotter, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Monument Valley Tribal Tours has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Monument Valley holiday planner.

You can drive from Page to Monument Valley in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Page in September, with highs in Monument Valley at 32°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yaki Point as well as Lipan Point. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then get great views at Mohave Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in October, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 22°C and lows at 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for Williams.
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Williams

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for gifts at Addicted to Route 66.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Williams road trip app.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kingman.
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Kingman

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kingman trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Williams to Kingman in 2 hours. In October, Kingman is a bit warmer than Williams - with highs of 31°C and lows of 11°C. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll travel to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 night

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 Hollywood Sign as well as Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planning site.

Drive from Kingman to Los Angeles in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kingman in October, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Mon) before leaving for Santa Monica.
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Santa Monica

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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 see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santa Monica tour itinerary planner.

Santa Monica is very close to Los Angeles. When traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for slightly colder days in Santa Monica, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Malibu on the 3rd (Mon).
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Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu online travel planner.

Malibu is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. In October in Malibu, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Santa Barbara on the 3rd (Mon).
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Santa Barbara

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.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Getting from Malibu to Santa Barbara by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malibu in October since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 13°C. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll 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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