15 days in Western US Itinerary

15 days in Western US Itinerary

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15 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly:  9 h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Death Valley National Park
— Few hours
drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
6
Zion National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h
7
Redwood National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  5 h
8
St. Helena
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Orlando, Florida

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Point Isabel as well as Rodeo Beach. On the 19th (Wed), stroll through Point Isabel, take a stroll through The Embarcadero, and then stroll through China Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Rodeo Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Muir Woods National Monument, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Orlando to San Francisco is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in San Francisco at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Point Isabel, Rodeo Beach
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
China Beach ©
China Beach

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree and then hike along Congress Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you will find days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (90°F), and nights are slightly colder (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Congress Trail ©
Congress Trail

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hours
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park. In September, Death Valley National Park is a bit warmer than Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park - with highs of 96°F and lows of 64°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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nights
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 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Lookout Studio, make a trip to Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from Mohave Point, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. On the next day, get great views at Mather Point and then hike along Rim Trail.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Fly from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Death Valley National Park - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for St. Helena.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Mather Point ©
Mather Point

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 25th (Tue), hike along Doe Mountain Trail. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Historic Old Town Cottonwood, then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Jerome State Historic Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amitabha Stupa and Peace Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sedona trip builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 85°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Jerome State Historic Park
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Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Jerome State Historic Park ©
Jerome State Historic Park

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): trek along The Narrows.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Sedona to Zion National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Zion National Park when traveling from Sedona in September, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to St. Helena.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Temple of Sinawava Trail ©
Temple of Sinawava Trail

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hours
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Zion National Park to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Redwood National Park. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Zion National Park in September: highs in Redwood National Park hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 49°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off toSt. Helena.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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nights
St. Helena

St. Helena
The city of St.
For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Helena travel planner.

You can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and train from Zion National Park to St. Helena in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in St. Helena sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in St. Helena

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bothe-Napa State Park
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