28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

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28 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Flagstaff
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 8 nights
drive:  4​h
8
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
drive:  9​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Santa Maria
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
14
Ventura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Malibu
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
16
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Getty Center The Publications and Abbot Kinney Boulevard are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manchester to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in September, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Phoenix.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Phoenix in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Phoenix is 1 hour. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect Phoenix to be a bit warmer, temps between 44°C and 30°C. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 15th (Sat).

Things to do in Phoenix

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

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Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip maker website .

You can fly from Phoenix to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect Flagstaff to be cooler, temps between 27°C and 7°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Xcape Flagstaff ©
Xcape Flagstaff

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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.
For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout Studio

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 16th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the stunning scenery at Lower Antelope Canyon, and then pause for some photo ops at Rainbow Bridge National Monument.

To see maps and more tourist information, read our Page trip planner .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by combination of taxi and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Page reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Page

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Page to Zion National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Page in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Zion National Park. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Zion National Park

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

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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.
Visiting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours will get you outdoors. Let the collections at The Mob Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of Fire State Park (in Overton), Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at The Venetian, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes, and examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip tool .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Clark County Heritage Museum, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Hoover Dam, Valley of Fire State Park
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Take a bus from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 28°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, have fun and explore at Exploratorium, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Plan my San Jose trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in San Jose

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo ©
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria journey maker site .

Drive from San Jose to Santa Maria in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Maria

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wineries
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach. On the next day, don't miss a visit to State Street, then identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, and then do a tasting at Grassini Family Vineyards.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Santa Barbara online itinerary planner .

Drive from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ventura.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carpinteria State Beach
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Ventura

Ventura ©
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of San Buenaventura Mission and then take in the waterfront at Ventura Pier and Promenade.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ventura trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Ventura takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Ventura sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Malibu.

Things to do in Ventura

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Buenaventura ©
Mission San Buenaventura

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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 (Thu): don't miss a visit to Malibu Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Malibu holiday planning app .

Drive from Ventura to Malibu in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Malibu can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Malibu

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach
The Getty Villa ©
The Getty Villa
Malibu Pier ©
Malibu Pier

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, then wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, and then admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hollywood & Highland and then identify plant and animal life at Placerita Canyon Nature Center.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles day trip planning site .

Getting from Malibu to Los Angeles by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and tram. When traveling from Malibu in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Santa Monica State Beach, Placerita Canyon Nature Center
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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