21 days in United States & Horseshoe Valley Itinerary

21 days in United States & Horseshoe Valley Itinerary

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Portland, United States
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Santa Barbara, United States
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz, United States
— 1 night
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Big Sur, United States
— 1 night
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Los Angeles, United States
— 1 night
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Las Vegas, United States
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Horseshoe Valley, Canada
— 3 nights
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Hoover, United States
— 1 day
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San Diego, United States
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights

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Portland, United States

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Powell's City of Books, see the interesting displays at Oregon Maritime Museum, thenexplore the engaging exhibits at Portland Children's Museum, thentake in the exciting artwork at Live Laugh Love Art, and finally walk around Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portland trip planning app.

Exeter, UK to Portland is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Portland are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Live Laugh Love Art
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Live Laugh Love Art ©
Live Laugh Love Art
Portland Children's Museum ©
Portland Children's Museum
Oregon Maritime Museum ©
Oregon Maritime Museum

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San Francisco, United States

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Funston National Park, thenengage your brain at Exploratorium, and then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning website.

Getting from Portland to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Santa Barbara, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara journey planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Santa Cruz, United States

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Santa Cruz travel route planning tool.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Cruz in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Big Sur, United States

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thentrek along Partington Cove, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Big Sur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Cruz, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Big Sur, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

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Los Angeles, United States

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, examine the collection at The Getty Center, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, thenlook and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Big Sur in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums
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Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

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Las Vegas, United States

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 10th (Fri), examine the collection at The Mob Museum, thenponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Grand Canyon National Park, United States

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.
On the 11th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, thentake in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park road trip site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Horseshoe Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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Horseshoe Valley, Canada

Horseshoe Valley ©
On the 13th (Mon), tee off at Settlers' Ghost Golf Club, thenlook for gifts at Horseshoe Valley Trading Company, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Copeland Forest, and finally get outside with Ride Guides. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Horseshoe Adventure Park, examine the collection at Simcoe County Museum, and then make a trip to Woodside Pottery & Gallery Craighurst.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Horseshoe Valley day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Horseshoe Valley. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Horseshoe Valley, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Horseshoe Valley: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Hoover.

Things to do in Horseshoe Valley

Outdoors Nature Golf

Side Trip

Simcoe County Museum
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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Settlers' Ghost Golf Club ©
Settlers' Ghost Golf Club
Simcoe County Museum ©
Simcoe County Museum
Copeland Forest ©
Copeland Forest

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Hoover, United States

Hoover
Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. Before you visit Hoover, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Horseshoe Valley to Hoover. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, Hoover is a bit warmer than Horseshoe Valley - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Hoover

Parks Nightlife Outdoors
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San Diego, United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at San Diego Model Railroad Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, thenadmire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Black's Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel route app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hoover to San Diego. The time zone difference when traveling from Hoover to San Diego is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Hoover in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Black's Beach ©
Black's Beach

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Yosemite National Park, United States

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tioga Pass will get you outdoors. Kids will appreciate attractions like Panorama Trail and Sentinel Dome. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park day trip tool.

Traveling by bus from San Diego to Yosemite National Park takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

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