36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bryce
— 2 nights
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Last Bookstore, Sunset Boulevard and Lake Hollywood Park. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, walk around Lake Hollywood Park, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Sign, see the interesting displays at Travel Town, then browse the different shops at Universal CityWalk Hollywood, and finally make a trip to Sunset Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, stop by The Last Bookstore, then look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and finally admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. In September, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Monica.
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Shopping · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Santa Monica — 1 day

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Rodeo Drive, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, kick back and relax at Santa Monica Bay, then get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica day trip app.

Santa Monica is just a stone's throw from Los Angeles. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Santa Monica, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 2 nights

City of Angels

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles route builder tool.

Los Angeles is just a stone's throw from Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 5th (Mon).
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Las Vegas — 4 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.
You've now added Battlefield Vegas to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas vacation app.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Antelope Canyon. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): get great views at Lipan Point, enjoy breathtaking views from Desert View Watchtower, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and finally get great views at Hopi Point.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 6 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Zion National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park, admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle, and hike along Angel's Landing.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park trip app.

Explore your travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park with the Route module. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 10°C at night. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Bryce.
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Bryce — 2 nights

Serving as a gateway to the adjacent Bryce Canyon National Park, the tiny town of Bryce draws outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers all year round.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Sunset Point, then stroll through Queen's Garden Trail, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Bryce Point. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Inspiration Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge, and then get great views at Sunrise Point.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bryce road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Bryce takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Zion National Park in September, with highs in Bryce at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 2 nights

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, then hike along Devils Garden Trailhead, then explore the striking landscape at Landscape Arch, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Pine Tree Arch. Keep things going the next day: trek along Fiery Furnace, explore the striking landscape at Delicate Arch, and then cruise along Arches National Park Scenic Drive.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arches National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bryce to Arches National Park takes 5 hours. In September, Arches National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce - with highs of 34°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Moab.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Moab — 2 nights

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Lions Park and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Moab planning site.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Moab takes an hour. In September in Moab, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Monument Valley.
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Monument Valley — 2 nights

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. You've now added Forrest Gump Point to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then steep yourself in history at Bluff Fort Historic Site, and then make a trip to Forrest Gump Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Monument Valley holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Moab to Monument Valley takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Monument Valley are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock and then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179). Keep things going the next day: stroll through Devil's Bridge Trail and then don't miss a visit to 911 Memorial.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sedona trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Sedona by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sedona when traveling from Monument Valley in September, with lows around 20°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to San Francisco.
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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.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Union Square, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Sedona to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to San Francisco. Traveling from Sedona in September, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Valley View as well as General Sherman Tree. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get great views at Valley View, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, then take in the dramatic natural features at North Dome, then explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then stroll around Mariposa Grove, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pioneer Yosemite History Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park travel route app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 4 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Dante's View, explore the activities along Badwater Basin, hike along Daylight Pass, and go deep underground at Keane Wonder Mine.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 13°C.
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United States travel guide

4.5
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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Arizona travel guide

4.3
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
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Utah travel guide

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The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.
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