17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
San Francisco
— 4 nights
End: San Francisco

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco to Death Valley National Park is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Death Valley National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

3
nights
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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, appreciate the history behind Powell Point, and stroll through Tanner Trail.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

2
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! & Disneyland Park). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip site.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Jaffurs Wine Cellars

3
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Santa Barbara to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, then kick back and relax at Point Lobos, then take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monterey sightseeing planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Monterey by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Monterey, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Point Lobos, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and examine the collection at Exploratorium.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Francisco using our trip planner.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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