23 days in California & Utah Itinerary

23 days in California & Utah Itinerary

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23 days in California & Utah Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  17​h
1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

4
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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, and immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park.

Before you visit Los Angeles, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

5
nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Dedicate the 15th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Park, and step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours Parks Museums
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
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.
Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Peek-A-Boo Loop. There's much more to do: hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, stroll through Navajo Loop Trail, cruise along Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive, and get great views at Inspiration Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get little chillier in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

2
nights
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.
San Diego is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, beaches, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, and step aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Diego trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Bryce Canyon National Park to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in San Diego to be much hotter, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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