20 days in United States Itinerary

20 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 3 nights
Drive
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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San Francisco — 3 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 San Francisco Ghost Hunt Walking Tour. Change things up with a short trip to Oakland California Temple in Oakland (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through SoMa, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online travel planner.

Manchester, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Francisco is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bergamot Station in Santa Monica (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and go for a walk through Historic Lily pond.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, then take in breathtaking views at Golden Canyon, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Death Valley National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, plan for little chillier nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Las Vegas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 nights

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 (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and get great views at Mather Point.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Flagstaff.
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Flagstaff — 3 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) (in Village of Oak Creek) and Sedona (Cathedral Rock, Off-Road Tours, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Walnut Canyon National Monument, get impressive views of Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, see the sky in a new way at Lowell Observatory, and contemplate the long history of Wupatki National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Flagstaff trip app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Flagstaff can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Phoenix.
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Phoenix — 2 nights

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mesa Temple & Visitors' Center, then see Off-Road Tours, then see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and finally browse the exhibits of Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours and then take in nature's colorful creations at Desert Botanical Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Phoenix road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Phoenix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Flagstaff in October, with highs in Phoenix at 38°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to fly 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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