18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Akureyri Airport, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Bodega Dunes. Get outdoors at Bodega Head and Goat Rock Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sacramento (Old Sacramento Waterfront & California State Railroad Museum), Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco holiday planning site.

Saudarkrokur, Iceland to San Francisco is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Saudarkrokur to San Francisco. Traveling from Saudarkrokur in October, things will get much warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Forum Shops at Caesars and Downtown Summerlin. Change things up with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at M&M'S World Las Vegas, try to win big at Wynn Las Vegas, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Las Vegas route planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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.
On the 21st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip app.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

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Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at El Pescador State Beach and Santa Monica State Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip maker website.

Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
You've now added Mount Rushmore National Memorial to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stop by Buffalo Gift Shop, then get great views at Yellow Mounds Overlook, and then stroll through Roberts Prairie Dog Town. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, then take an in-depth tour of Black Hills Mining Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Days of '76 Museum, and finally stop by Things That Rock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone vacation builder site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Keystone in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, Keystone is cooler than Los Angeles - with highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.