17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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17 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bologna
Fly:  16​h
1
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Beatty
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Oatman
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Victorville
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Santa Monica
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Bologna

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Jose visit planner.

Bologna, Italy to San Jose is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

#Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take a stroll through Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, then take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel route builder app .

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from San Jose in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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 17th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point and then identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Plan for colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beatty.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
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Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

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Beatty

Beatty
Beatty is an unincorporated town along the Amargosa River in Nye County in the U.S. To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beatty tour builder website .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Beatty in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Beatty, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 20°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 18th (Tue).

Things to do in Beatty

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Beatty to Las Vegas by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Beatty in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 20th (Thu), mingle with the ghosts of the past at Chloride Ghost Town, then try to win big at Harrah's Laughlin, then examine the collection at Kingman Army Air Field Museum, and finally examine the collection at Hackberry General Store.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kingman tour planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Kingman takes 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Kingman is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Kingman. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toOatman.

Things to do in Kingman

#Fun & Games, #Casinos, #Museums

Side Trips

Hackberry General Store, Harrah's Laughlin, Chloride Ghost Town
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store

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Oatman

Oatman ©
Oatman is a town in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Oatman Gift Shack and then admire all the interesting features of Sitgreaves Pass.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oatman itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kingman to Oatman takes an hour. Traveling from Kingman in September, things will get a bit warmer in Oatman: highs are around 44°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Oatman

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Sitgreaves Pass ©
Sitgreaves Pass
Oatman Gift Shack ©
Oatman Gift Shack

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night
Barstow

Barstow
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barstow attractions planning site .

You can drive from Oatman to Barstow in 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oatman in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Barstow, with lows of 22°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you're off toVictorville.

Things to do in Barstow

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

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Victorville

Victorville ©
Victorville is a city located in the Victor Valley of southwestern San Bernardino County, California. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Victorville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Barstow to Victorville in an hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barstow in September; daily highs in Victorville reach 38°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Victorville

#Museums
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The California Route 66 Museum ©
The California Route 66 Museum

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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.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read San Diego trip planner .

Drive from Victorville to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Victorville in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

#Zoos & Aquariums, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Gaslamp Quarter ©
Gaslamp Quarter

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Monica Pier and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Attractions like Santa Monica Beach and Old Mission Santa Barbara make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Santa Monica's surroundings by going to Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and State Street (in Santa Barbara). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, look for gifts at Magicopolis, kick back and relax at Topanga State Beach, and shop like a local with Montana Avenue.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica route site .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Santa Monica takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Monica

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Malibu, Santa Barbara, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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