12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Napa
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Calipatria
— 1 night
Drive
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Zion National Park

— 1 night
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along The Narrows.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zion National Park online itinerary planner.

Washington DC to Zion National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 48°F in Zion National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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, shopping, and casinos. Your plan 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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas vacation builder.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 71°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 93°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Napa.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Napa

— 3 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 22nd (Wed), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Robert Biale Vineyards, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, do a tasting at Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards, then do a tasting at Judd's Hill MicroCrush, and finally walk around Sonoma Plaza.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Napa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Napa to be cooler, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 81°F. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at The Getty Center and then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. On your second day here, look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online attractions planner.

You can fly from Napa to Los Angeles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Napa in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 66°F in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Calipatria.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Calipatria

— 1 night
Calipatria is a city in Imperial County, California. For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Calipatria trip website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Calipatria takes 3.5 hours. In September, Calipatria is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 101°F and lows of 74°F. You'll set off for San Diego on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Calipatria

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

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 27th (Mon), take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Calipatria to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Calipatria in September, plan for colder days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.