23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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New York City

— 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Ellis Island and An American Craftsman will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rockaway Beach and Gateway National Recreation. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Brooklyn to see Coney Island about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Governors Island National Monument.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation planner.

Tehran, Iran to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 8.5 hours traveling from Tehran to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tehran in September, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Plymouth

— 2 nights

America's Hometown

Rightly calling itself "America's Hometown," Plymouth holds a prominent place in the nation's history and culture as the site of the first Puritan colony.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get your bearings at Mayflower Society House and Library, get engrossed in the history at Plimoth Patuxet, and then engage your brain at Sandwich Glass Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Plymouth trip website.

You can drive from New York City to Plymouth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Plymouth hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 3 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.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Shores Park and Ocean Beach. Get in touch with nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Cabrillo Tide Pools. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Seaport Village and take an in-depth tour of Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Plymouth to San Diego in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Plymouth to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Plymouth in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in San Diego, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. Get in touch with nature at Yosemite Falls and Gaylor Lake. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bridalveil Fall, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from San Diego in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are colder (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like USS Hornet Museum and Cartoon Art Museum. Get outdoors at Crown Memorial State Beach and Angel Island State Park. There's still lots to do: stroll around Point Isabel, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of North Beach, and examine the collection at Oakland Museum of California.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Carmel

— 4 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Visiting Point Lobos and Natural Bridges State Beach will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Pfeiffer State Beach and Santa Cruz Main Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Garrapata State Park, and stroll through Carmel River State Beach.

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Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to South Kaibab Trail and Toroweap Point. Explore hidden gems such as Rim Trail and Kolb Studio. Take a break from Grand Canyon National Park with a short trip to Havasupai Falls in Supai, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Carmel to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Carmel to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Carmel in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.