15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Madrid
Fly:  14 h 15 min
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
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Williams
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Bishop
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
11
Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h
12
San Francisco
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  4 h 30 min
13
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Foot + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Madrid

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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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route planner.

Madrid, Spain to Los Angeles is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Madrid to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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Santa Monica Pier
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The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): let little ones run wild at Big Toy Playground, then tee off at Elephant Rocks at Williams, then stop by Thunder Eagle Native Art, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Sycamore Canyon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Williams day trip tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to Williams by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Williams at 27°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Nature Golf
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Big Toy Playground ©
Big Toy Playground
Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Elephant Rocks at Williams
Thunder Eagle Native Art ©
Thunder Eagle Native Art

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): trek along Bright Angel Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. September in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

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Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Monument Valley trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 4 hours. In September, Monument Valley is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Tours Nature
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Photography Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail

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Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 19th (Sat), see human ingenuity at work at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook, enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horseshoe Bend, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Page trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Page, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Gunfighter Canyon ©
Gunfighter Canyon
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, trek along Navajo Loop Trail, then trek along Rim Trail, and finally get great views at Sunrise Point.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Page to Bryce Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and car. When traveling from Page in September, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 21st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park and then take some stellar pictures from Observation Point.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Zion National Park at 34°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature Parks
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Observation Point
Observation Point
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens ©
Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Funeral Mountains and then get great views at Dante's View.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, Death Valley National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bishop.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
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Funeral Mountains ©
Funeral Mountains
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

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Bishop

Bishop ©
Bishop is a city in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stop by Bishop Visitor Center, delve into the lush surroundings at Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Lake Campground.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bishop trip tool.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Bishop by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in September since evenings lows in Bishop dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Bishop

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest ©
Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): trek along Panorama Trail, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park itinerary tool.

You can take a bus from Bishop to Yosemite National Park in 2 hours. In September, Yosemite National Park is slightly colder than Bishop - with highs of 27°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Francisco to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Historic Sites
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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