17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + subway:  14​h 15​min
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Santa Cruz
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malibu
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
6
Santa Monica
— Few hours
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
8
Long Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 45​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 1 night
plane:  2​h
11
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Barcelona

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Gate Bridge as well as The Castro. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then take a stroll through The Castro.

Plan my day in San Francisco using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Barcelona, Spain to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and subway. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Barcelona to San Francisco. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz day trip planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
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Point Pinos Lighthouse ©
Point Pinos Lighthouse

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Big Sur

Big Sur
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Big Sur trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Big Sur in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: highs in Big Sur hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Nature
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1
night
Santa Barbara

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.
To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner .

Getting from Big Sur to Santa Barbara by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and flight. When traveling from Big Sur in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Malibu.
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Zuma Beach and then take in the waterfront at Malibu Pier.

Make your Malibu itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Malibu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Malibu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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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 see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santa Monica day trip website .

Santa Monica is very close to Malibu. September in Santa Monica sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. You'll set off for Los Angeles on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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.
You've now added Hollywood Sign to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Venice Canals Walkway and Hollywood Walk of Fame. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Boulevard.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online holiday planner .

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Venice Canals Walkway ©
Venice Canals Walkway

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): examine the collection at The Queen Mary.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Long Beach trip itinerary planner.

Long Beach is just a short distance from Los Angeles. In September in Long Beach, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Long Beach

Museums
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The Queen Mary ©
The Queen Mary

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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.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

Planning Grand Canyon National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Long Beach to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Long Beach in September, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antelope Canyon
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. 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 September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
You've added Little Italy, One World Trade Center, Grand Central Terminal, and other attractions to your itinerary. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lido Beach and Point Lookout Beach. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ellis Island, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a stroll through Times Square.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to New York City takes 41 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Lido Beach, Point Lookout Beach
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Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Ellis Island ©
Ellis Island

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