16 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
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Redlands
— 1 night
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Barstow
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Kingman
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Williams
— 1 night
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Page
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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Fortuna
— 1 night
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12
Mendocino
— 1 night
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13
San Francisco
— 2 nights
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14
Monterey
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 day

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Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planning tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport, San Bernardino International Airport and Edwards Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Redlands.
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Redlands — 1 night

Redlands is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Redlands driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Redlands takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Redlands hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Barstow.
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Barstow

Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Eddie World.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Barstow road trip planning app.

Getting from Redlands to Barstow by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Kingman.
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Kingman

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman road trip app.

Traveling by car from Barstow to Kingman takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barstow in September, with highs in Kingman at 37°C and lows at 18°C. You'll set off for Williams on the 14th (Thu).
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Williams — 1 night

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.
For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Williams tour planning site.

Getting from Kingman to Williams by car takes about 2 hours. In September, Williams is a bit cooler than Kingman - with highs of 27°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Page.
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Page — 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

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 16th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

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Getting from Williams to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Williams in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Page: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

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 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas online holiday maker.

Drive from Page to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas. In September, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer than Page - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Lone Pine.
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Lone Pine — 1 night

Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. On the 18th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Funeral Mountains, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lone Pine trip website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Lone Pine in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for colder nights in Lone Pine, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 2 nights

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.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, explore the activities along Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lone Pine to Yosemite National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Lone Pine in September; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 27°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sacramento.
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Sacramento — 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sacramento day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: high temperatures in Sacramento hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll set off for Fortuna on the 22nd (Fri).
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Fortuna — 1 night

Fortuna is a city the northeast shore of the Eel River, and is on U.S. Route 101 in west-central Humboldt County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore and take pictures at Avenue of the Giants and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fortuna road trip planning site.

You can drive from Sacramento to Fortuna in 5 hours. Traveling from Sacramento in September, things will get little chillier in Fortuna: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.
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Mendocino — 1 night

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, and then take a memorable drive along Mendocino Coast.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mendocino trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fortuna to Mendocino takes 3 hours. When traveling from Fortuna in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendocino, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 24th (Sun), browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner.

Getting from Mendocino to San Francisco by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendocino in September, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. You will leave for Monterey on the 26th (Tue).
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then cruise along 17-Mile Drive.

Make your Monterey itinerary with Klarna Trips to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 1 night

The American Riviera

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 (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 1 day

City of Angels

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, Los Angeles is a bit warmer than Santa Barbara - with highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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United States travel guide

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More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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