32 days in United States, Tijuana & Cabo San Lucas Itinerary

32 days in United States, Tijuana & Cabo San Lucas Itinerary

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Salt Lake City, United States
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe, United States
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park, United States
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Mojave, United States
— 1 night
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Las Vegas, United States
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park, United States
— 1 night
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Sedona, United States
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park, United States
— 1 night
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San Diego, United States
— 3 nights
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Tijuana, Mexico
— 1 night
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
— 5 nights
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Salt Lake City, United States

— 3 nights

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Get outdoors at Rocky Mountain Outfitters and Big Cottonwood Canyon. Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural History Museum of Utah and Salt Lake Temple. Go for a jaunt from Salt Lake City to Park City to see Canyons Village at Park City about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, admire the striking features of LDS Conference Center, and contemplate the long history of Assembly Hall.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to Salt Lake City is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Durban to Salt Lake City. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Durban in October: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Redwood National Park, United States

— 2 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along California Coastal Trail and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park trip maker tool.

You can fly from Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Redwood National Park due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marin Headlands and Musee Mecanique. Let the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Muir Beach (in Muir Beach). And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum, and trek along Lands End.

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You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

South Lake Tahoe, United States

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery, kick back and relax at Nevada Beach Campground, then kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit cooler days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park, United States

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at May Lake Trailhead, and finally take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Valley View, view the masterpieces at Ansel Adams Gallery, then stroll through Four Mile Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online trip planner.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Yosemite National Park are 22°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park, United States

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 27th (Wed), take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon, don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mojave.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Mojave, United States

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): hike along Mojave Trail.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mojave online route planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mojave in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October since evenings lows in Mojave dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mojave

Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Las Vegas, United States

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Strip, then see the interesting displays at Shelby American Inc, and then take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mojave to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Las Vegas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Grand Canyon National Park, United States

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, walk around Indian Garden, and then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Keep things going the next day: take in a show at Hopi House, then contemplate the long history of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, then take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park tour site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Nightlife · Shopping

Sedona, United States

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, immerse yourself in nature at Jerome State Historic Park, admire the majestic nature at Douglas Mansion, then see the interesting displays at Arizona Copper Art Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Fay Canyon Trail, trek along Brin's Mesa Trail, and then trek along Huckaby Trail.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sedona trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Sedona, with highs around 29°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park, United States

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Boy Scout Trail, then trek along Wall Street Mill, and then steep yourself in history at Keys Ranch.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Joshua Tree National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Joshua Tree National Park in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Sedona to Joshua Tree National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sedona in November, expect nights in Joshua Tree National Park to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

San Diego, United States

— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coronado Beach and Point Loma. Shop till you drop at The Cave Store and Fashion Valley. When in San Diego, make a side trip to see South Carlsbad State Beach in Carlsbad, approximately Carlsbad away. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, stroll through Windansea Beach, see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in San Diego. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tijuana.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tijuana, Mexico

— 1 night
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. On the 7th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Casa Avestruz, and then see the interesting displays at Tijuana Cultural Center (CECUT).

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tijuana holiday maker app.

Tijuana is just a short distance from San Diego. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cabo San Lucas.

Things to do in Tijuana

Tours · Wineries · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

— 5 nights
One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Maria Beach and El Arco de Cabo San Lucas. Museum-lovers will get to explore La Turquesa Jewelry and Art and Tanya Talamante. Change things up with these side-trips from Cabo San Lucas: San Jose del Cabo (Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach), Galeria de Ida Victoria, &more). The adventure continues: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Solmar, learn about winemaking at Cabo Winery Restaurant at Los Cabos Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Divorce beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Cabo San Lucas trip maker website.

Explore your travel options from Tijuana to Cabo San Lucas with the Route module. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mexican Pacific Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tijuana in November, expect Cabo San Lucas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cabo San Lucas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.3
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.