19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Grand Canyon National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
San Diego
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Istanbul

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel guide.

In August in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Los Angeles.
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5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Visiting Santa Monica Bay and Bikes And Hikes LA will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Getty Center Publications, hike along 26-Mile Bike Path, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel guide.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Anaheim
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Bikes And Hikes LA ©
Bikes And Hikes LA

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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.
Get outdoors at San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego California. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, stroll through Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Diego travel guide.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Mission Beach Park ©
Mission Beach Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park travel guide.

Getting from San Diego to Death Valley National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Death Valley National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel guide.

Traveling by bus from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
We've included these beaches for you: Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz and Twin Peaks. Change things up with a short trip to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: stroll through Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco travel guide.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in San Francisco are much colder (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C).

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Fort Funston National Park ©
Fort Funston National Park

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