18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 30 min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at SeaWorld San Diego. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego, and immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego trip builder website.

Istanbul, Turkey to San Diego is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to San Diego is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in August: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 3:
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the engineering at Hoover Dam, then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas driving holiday planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online travel planner.

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 moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 7°C. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park day trip website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Barbara.
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes ©
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

1
night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara trip builder.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Santa Barbara takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Santa Barbara: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, stroll around Golden Gate Park, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or drive. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Park ©
Golden Gate Park

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night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Half Dome.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, flight, and bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Half Dome ©
Half Dome

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