24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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24 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  26​h
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  4​h
2
Avalon
— 1 day
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Jose
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Wawona
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Big Sur
— 3 nights
bus:  45​min
9
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Mumbai

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nights
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 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then stroll through Seal Beach, and then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. On the next day, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, explore the world behind art at The Broad, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip app .

Mumbai, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Mumbai to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In October, Los Angeles is a bit cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Seal Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad
Madame Tussauds Hollywood ©
Madame Tussauds Hollywood

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Avalon

Avalon ©
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): try to win big at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, then admire the masterpieces at Catalina Island Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Avalon trip planner .

Getting from Los Angeles to Avalon by combination of bus and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of tram and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: highs in Avalon hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Avalon

Wildlife Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum

few
hours
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Jose online holiday planner .

Getting from Avalon to San Jose by combination of ferry and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Avalon in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in San Jose. On the 17th (Thu), you'll travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Museums

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and then wander the streets of Union Square.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco itinerary website .

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Walt Disney Family Museum ©
Walt Disney Family Museum
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
day
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, then admire the sheer force of Chilnualna Falls, then snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wawona trip website .

Getting from San Francisco to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Wawona: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Chilnualna Falls ©
Chilnualna Falls
Pohono Bridge ©
Pohono Bridge

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to Las Vegas with the Route module. Traveling from Wawona in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Las Vegas, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel. Enjoy Los Angeles some more: enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see the interesting displays at Skirball Cultural Center, and take a stroll around City Hall.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park and then stroll through Sand Dollar Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then trek along Partington Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.

Start your trip to Big Sur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in October; daily highs in Big Sur reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sand Dollar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls
Sand Dollar Beach ©
Sand Dollar Beach

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nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission. Take a break from the city and head to Asilomar State Beach and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Step out of Monterey with an excursion to Capitola Beach in Capitola--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lovers Point, view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association, and take a memorable drive along 17-Mile Drive.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Monterey holiday builder website .

Take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Carmel, Capitola Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe ©
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.
Head to Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery and Grass Roots Natural Foodsfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fourth Ward School Museum and Wyland Galleries. Go for a jaunt from South Lake Tahoe to Virginia City to see The Way It Was Museum about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, enjoy the sand and surf at Baldwin Beach, admire the sheer force of Glen Alpine Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeside Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the South Lake Tahoe trip planner .

Getting from Monterey to South Lake Tahoe by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Monterey in October, you will find days in South Lake Tahoe are little chillier (20°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Virginia City, Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Fourth Ward School Museum ©
Fourth Ward School Museum
The Way It Was Museum ©
The Way It Was Museum

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
On the 1st (Fri), admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then examine the collection at GRAMMY Museum, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then take an in-depth tour of Autry Museum of the American West, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Angeles route maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, expect nights in Los Angeles to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Manhattan Beach
Highlights from your plan
GRAMMY Museum ©
GRAMMY Museum
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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