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 29th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park travel guide.

August in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.
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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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Santa Monica Beach and 26-Mile Bike Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Getty Center Publications, tour on your own time with Bikes And Hikes LA, listen to music at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel guide.

You can 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles. 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 3rd (Sat) so you can 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.
Visiting San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park will get you outdoors. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego California. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Mission Beach Park, identify plant and animal life at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Building and Lily Pond, and appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Diego travel guide.

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park travel guide.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature
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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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas travel guide.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by bus takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) 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.
Relax by the water at Fort Funston National Park and Baker Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Alcatraz and Golden Gate Park. Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor, and get to know the fascinating history of Twin Peaks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use 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. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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