26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Los Angeles
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
Redmond
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  19​h 45​min
Wisconsin Dells
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
drive:  9​h 30​min
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
drive:  5​h
Dallas
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 45​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Los Angeles

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, identify plant and animal life at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, then get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and finally kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area ©
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
days
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 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and then kick back and relax at Baker Beach. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
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Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Baker Beach ©
Baker Beach

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect much colder with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Redmond.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

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Redmond

Redmond ©
Redmond is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Petersen Rock Garden and Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery, and then admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Redmond trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Redmond with the Route module. October in Redmond sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C at night. You'll set off for Yellowstone National Park on the 4th (Thu).

Things to do in Redmond

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
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Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
Petersen Rock Garden and Museum ©
Petersen Rock Garden and Museum
The Art of Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery ©

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Lone Star Geyser and Fort Yellowstone Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Monument Geyser Basin and Artist Point will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, get great views at Observation Point Trail, and explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Redmond to Yellowstone National Park in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Redmond to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Redmond in October, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 10°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Wisconsin Dells.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Yellowstone Lake ©
Yellowstone Lake
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
days
Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells ©
Named after a nearby scenic gorge famous for its steep sandstone formations, Wisconsin Dells features more than 20 water parks, making it one of the most popular vacation areas in this region.
Get outdoors at Horicon Marsh and Devil's Lake State Park. Step out of Wisconsin Dells to go to Oshkosh and see EAA Aviation Museum, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, browse the different shops at Wisconsin Dells Craft Mall, look for gifts at Dells Mining Co., and identify plant and animal life at International Crane Foundation.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train from Yellowstone National Park to Wisconsin Dells takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October; daily highs in Wisconsin Dells reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Wisconsin Dells

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Baraboo, Horicon Marsh, EAA Aviation Museum
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Devil's Lake State Park ©
Devil's Lake State Park
EAA Aviation Museum ©
EAA Aviation Museum
Zipline

3
days
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Niagara Falls and Tifft Nature Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Niagara Falls: Hamlin Beach State Park (in Hamlin) and Buffalo (Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, Canalside, & more). There's more to do: Head underground at Cave of the Winds and steep yourself in history at Old Fort Niagara.

Make your Niagara Falls itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Wisconsin Dells to Niagara Falls by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells to Niagara Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wisconsin Dells in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Niagara Falls, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Buffalo, Hamlin Beach State Park, Old Fort Niagara
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Niagara Falls ©
Niagara Falls
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds

2
days
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork, then admire the landmark architecture of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and then explore and take pictures at Cades Cove. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Little Greenbrier School, steep yourself in history at Walker Sisters' Cabin, and then take in the awesome beauty at Clingmans Dome.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Niagara Falls to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. While traveling from Niagara Falls, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork
Clingmans Dome ©
Clingmans Dome
Walker Sisters' Cabin ©
Walker Sisters' Cabin

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Dallas

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dallas trip planner .

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Dallas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Dallas: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Fort Worth, Top O'Hill Terrace
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Top O'Hill Terrace ©
Top O'Hill Terrace
Fort Worth Botanic Garden ©
Fort Worth Botanic Garden

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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 19th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): shop like a local with The Strip, admire the masterpieces at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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