16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Shuttle to Page, AZ-Colorado River Discovery Office, Shuttle to St. George. UT-Mavericks, Shuttle to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Taxi to St. George, Bus to Beatty, Taxi to Death Valley National Park
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Fountains of Bellagio. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Strip and The Neon Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Hoover Dam (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Las Vegas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park day trip website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are much colder (0°C). You will leave for Zion National Park on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
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 19th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel's Landing. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Zion National Park to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, explore and take pictures at Artists Dr, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes and then steep yourself in history at Geologist's Cabin.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Death Valley National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Plan a Lone Pine trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Lone Pine takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Lone Pine when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, with lows around 4°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park, then take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, then surround yourself with nature on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail, contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree, and then hike along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park.

Find out how to plan Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Lone Pine to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Lone Pine in October, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 25th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe, take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive, then admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Here are some ideas for day two: observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Monterey takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October: highs in Monterey hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Filbert Street Stairs will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and San Gregorio State Beach. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Point Reyes National Seashore (Limantour Beach & Sculptured Beach), Rockaway Beach (in Pacifica) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). There's more to do: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf and tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach State Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online travel planner.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. October in San Francisco sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.