16 days in United States Itinerary

16 days in United States Itinerary

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16 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Tucson
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Guitar Center, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles attractions site

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Los Angeles, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
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Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Guitar Center ©
Guitar Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, learn more about the world around you at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and then immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, take in the dramatic natural features at Point Loma, then enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego travel planning website

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March in San Diego, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Tucson.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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nights
Tucson

Tucson ©
One of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country, Tucson is a city on a cultural crossroads, with European, Native American, Mexican, and Asian residents blending and sometimes conflicting with one another.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tumacacori National Historical Park and Kitt Peak National Observatory. Get outdoors at Madera Canyon and Patagonia Lake State Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tucson day trip planner

You can fly from San Diego to Tucson in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in March, you will find days in Tucson are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Phoenix.

Things to do in Tucson

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kitt Peak National Observatory, Patagonia Lake State Park, Tumacacori National Historical Park
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Kitt Peak National Observatory ©
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Patagonia Lake State Park ©
Patagonia Lake State Park

1
night
Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area and then examine the collection at Hall of Flame Fire Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Phoenix online day trip planner

Take a bus from Tucson to Phoenix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tucson in March, things will get a bit warmer in Phoenix: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Navajo Point, browse the exhibits of Tusayan Museum, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally hike along Hermit Trail. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, then trek along Hermit Trail, and finally get great views at Pima Point.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Phoenix in March, things will get much colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 16°C and lows about -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Hermit Trail
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Navajo Point ©
Navajo Point
Hermit Trail ©
Hermit Trail
Pima Point ©
Pima Point

3
nights
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.
Titanic and Pinball Hall of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nelson Ghost Town and The Strip. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Pahrump (Pahrump Valley Winery & Sanders Family Winery). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, steep yourself in history at Little Church of the West, take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, and take a tour by water with Gondola Rides at the Venetian.

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You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 27°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Pahrump, Nelson Ghost Town
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Nelson Ghost Town ©
Nelson Ghost Town
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery
Little Church of the West ©
Little Church of the West

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get curious at California Academy of Sciences, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and then contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, examine the collection at The Walt Disney Family Museum, then examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, then wander the streets of Chinatown, and finally see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco tour planner

Fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
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California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
San Francisco Bay ©
San Francisco Bay

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