24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Newport Beach
— 2 nights
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Big Bear Lake
— 1 night
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Lake Havasu City
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Page
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Mammoth Lakes
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Berlin to Los Angeles. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Newport Beach.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Newport Beach

— 2 nights
City beaches line the coast from the Balboa Peninsula to the Santa Ana River in Newport Beach.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mission San Juan Capistrano, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sherman Library & Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Newport Beach holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Newport Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. September in Newport Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Newport Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Carlsbad

— 1 night

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Carlsbad State Beach, and then visit Carlsbad Village.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Newport Beach to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Newport Beach in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Carlsbad. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Las Americas Premium Outlets, SeaWorld San Diego, La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks, then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and finally explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, browse the different shops at San Diego Factory Outlet Center, then revel in the low prices at Las Americas Premium Outlets, and finally walk around La Jolla Cove.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Diego, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carlsbad to San Diego takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Carlsbad in September, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Big Bear Lake.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Big Bear Lake

— 1 night
Big Bear Lake is a small city in San Bernardino County, California, located in the San Bernardino Mountains along the south shore of Big Bear Lake, and surrounded by the San Bernardino National Forest. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Gold Rush Mining Adventures, then stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, and then brush up on your military savvy at March Field Air Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Big Bear Lake holiday website.

You can drive from San Diego to Big Bear Lake in 3 hours. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Big Bear Lake are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Lake Havasu City.

Things to do in Big Bear Lake

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Lake Havasu City

— 1 night
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Joshua Tree National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Joshua Tree National Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Havasu City trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Big Bear Lake to Lake Havasu City takes 4.5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Big Bear Lake in September, with highs in Lake Havasu City at 45°C and lows at 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Lake Havasu City

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 21st (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park online travel route planner.

Getting from Lake Havasu City to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lake Havasu City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lake Havasu City in September, things will get colder in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. You will leave for Page on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks

Page

— 2 nights

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You've added Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Antelope Canyon, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, then explore the striking landscape at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Page journey maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Page: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. You'll set off for Las Vegas on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Page to Las Vegas. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Page - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Alabama Hills and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manzanar National Historic Site.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lone Pine trip site.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Lone Pine in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Lone Pine dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mammoth Lakes

— 2 nights
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Devils Postpile National Monument, get engrossed in the history at Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Laws Railroad Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Convict Lake, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mammoth Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mammoth Lakes trip planner.

Drive from Lone Pine to Mammoth Lakes in 2 hours. In September, Mammoth Lakes is a bit cooler than Lone Pine - with highs of 27°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then hike along Panorama Trail, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park holiday planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park takes 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Chinatown. Escape the urban bustle at Safari West and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and identify plant and animal life at Strawberry Hill.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.