22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 1 night
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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New Orleans
— 1 day
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Miami
— 1 night
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Daytona Beach
— 1 night
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Wilmington
— 1 night
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Seattle
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -18 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in October since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

South Lake Tahoe

— 1 night
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Tallac Historic Site, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then trek along Mt. Tallac Trail.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe itinerary website.

You can drive from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for little chillier days in South Lake Tahoe, with highs around 20°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 7th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Wawona trip planner.

You can drive from South Lake Tahoe to Wawona in 5.5 hours. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, things will get a bit warmer in Wawona: highs are around 32°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood and then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip tool.

You can drive from Wawona to Los Angeles in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wawona in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums

San Diego

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip app.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

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 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, make a trip to Paris Las Vegas, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary website.

You can fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 12th (Sat), examine the collection at Musical Instrument Museum and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Phoenix day trip planning tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Phoenix by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Outdoors · Tours

New Orleans

— 1 day

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to New Orleans takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to New Orleans. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for colder days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 14th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miami trip builder tool.

You can fly from New Orleans to Miami in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Miami to be somewhat warmer, around 27°C, while days are warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Daytona Beach

— 1 night

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, ride a horse along Equestrian Adventures of Florida, and then steep yourself in history at Mary Bethune Home.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Daytona Beach tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Miami to Daytona Beach by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Daytona Beach, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Wilmington.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Wilmington

— 1 night
Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then get to know the fascinating history of Wilmington National Cemetery, then get your game on at Battle House Laser Tag, and finally learn about winemaking at Noni Bacca Winery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Wilmington day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Daytona Beach to Wilmington takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Daytona Beach in October; daily highs in Wilmington reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Wilmington

Fun & Games · Wineries · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then take a stroll through Times Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Wilmington to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wilmington in October, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Boston

— 1 night

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): walk around Rose Kennedy Greenway, then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Boston online travel planner.

You can fly from New York City to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from New York City in October; daily highs in Boston reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park holiday app.

Getting from Boston to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Boston to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Seattle

— 1 night

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then make a trip to Space Needle, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 23rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then admire all the interesting features of Diamond Head State Monument, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu trip builder app.

Fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, Honolulu is much warmer than Seattle - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.