31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Calgary
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
Santa Maria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Santa Monica
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
Helena
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Calgary

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Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, then admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Portland Japanese Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Portland trip itinerary maker.

Calgary, Canada to Portland is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Calgary to Portland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Calgary in October; daily highs in Portland reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Lan Su Chinese Garden

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria
Santa Maria is a city on the California Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. On the 12th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Rancho Sisquoc Winery, then learn about winemaking at Foxen Vineyard & Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Presqu'ile Winery.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Maria trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portland to Santa Maria. While traveling from Portland, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Maria, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries
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Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Presqu'ile Winery ©
Presqu'ile Winery

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day
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara
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 13th (Fri), ponder the world of politics at Santa Barbara County Courthouse, then make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, and then meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors Parks
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Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica Beach, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally cruise along Mulholland Drive.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Santa Monica itinerary builder.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Santa Monica. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Outdoors Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Mulholland Drive
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Santa Monica Beach ©
Santa Monica Beach
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica Pier
Spas & Wellness

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online itinerary creator.

Los Angeles is just a short distance from Santa Monica. In October in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Helena.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
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Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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Helena

Helena ©
Helena is the capital city of the U.S. For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helena itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Los Angeles to Helena takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Helena. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Helena to be colder, temps between 18°C and 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Helena

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of St. Helena ©
Cathedral of St. Helena

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, sightseeing, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Helena to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Helena in October; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 10°C and lows reach -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Salt Lake City.

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
Lower Geyser Basin ©
Lower Geyser Basin

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Utah State Capitol.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, expect Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks
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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Family History Library
Family History Library
Utah State Capitol ©
Utah State Capitol

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day
Arches National Park

Arches National Park
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Arches National Park trip generator.

Getting from Salt Lake City to Arches National Park by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Corona Arch
Highlights from your plan
Corona Arch
Corona Arch
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art ©
Wolfe Ranch Rock Art

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day
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and then stroll through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley itinerary maker.

Drive from Arches National Park to Monument Valley in 4 hours. In October in Monument Valley, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

Moki Dugway, Forrest Gump Point
Highlights from your plan
Moki Dugway ©
Moki Dugway
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Grandview Point, look for gifts at Lookout Studio, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kingman.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Arizona Route 66 Museum, see a world frozen in time at Chloride Ghost Town, then examine the collection at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Riverwalk.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kingman trip generator.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Kingman in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Kingman hover around 30°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Laughlin, Hackberry General Store, Chloride Ghost Town
Highlights from your plan
Hackberry General Store ©
Hackberry General Store

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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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, shop like a local with The Strip, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip builder.

You can drive from Kingman to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kingman to Las Vegas. Traveling from Kingman in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
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Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, museums, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Alcatraz Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Gate Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Francisco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf

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