24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
2
Avalon
— 1 day
3
San Jose
— Few hours
4
San Francisco
— 1 night
5
Wawona
— 1 day
6
Las Vegas
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
8
Big Sur
— 3 nights
9
Monterey
— 3 nights
10
South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
11
Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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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 14th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum, then kick back and relax at Seal Beach, and then look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, explore the world behind art at The Broad, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, then get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Hollywood.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles route tool.

Mumbai, India to Los Angeles is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Los Angeles. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · 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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): try to win big at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, explore the world behind art at Catalina Island Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Avalon Canyon.

To plan Avalon vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Los Angeles to Avalon in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of tram and ferry. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect nights in Avalon to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Avalon

Casinos · Parks · Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater ©
Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater
Nature Center at Avalon Canyon ©
Nature Center at Avalon Canyon
Catalina Island Museum ©
Catalina Island Museum

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hours
San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Jose trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Avalon to San Jose takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, tram, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Avalon in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in San Jose, with lows of 14°C. You will leave for San Francisco on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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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 head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco travel planning site.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In October in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

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

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day
Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark, take in the dramatic scenery at Chilnualna Falls, then take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Wawona travel route planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature · Parks · 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

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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.
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Wawona to Las Vegas with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Wawona in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Counts Kustoms ©
Counts Kustoms
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Head to Annenberg Space for Photography and City Hallfor plenty of shopping. Explore hidden gems such as La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Skirball Cultural Center. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, approximately Rancho Palos Verdes away. See some other sides of Los Angeles: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

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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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 23rd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Limekiln State Park and then kick back and relax at Sand Dollar Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, hike along Partington Cove, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur trip maker.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Big Sur takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect little chillier 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 enough time to drive 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asilomar State Beach and Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. Get in touch with nature at Lovers Point and 17-Mile Drive. When in Monterey, make a side trip to see Capitola Beach in Capitola, approximately Capitola away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, take in the history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and view the masterpieces at Carmel Art Association.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Monterey trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Vikingsholm and Genoa Cemetery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fourth Ward School Museum and Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum. When in South Lake Tahoe, make a side trip to see The Way It Was Museum in Virginia City, approximately Virginia City away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Lakeside Beach, view the masterpieces at Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, stop by Grass Roots Natural Foods, and walk around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe.

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You can drive from Monterey to South Lake Tahoe in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Monterey, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in South Lake Tahoe, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Virginia City, Genoa Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Lakeside Beach ©
Lakeside Beach
Vikingsholm ©
Vikingsholm
Baldwin Beach ©
Baldwin Beach

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Manhattan Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and finally look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Manhattan Beach, Norton Simon Museum
Highlights from your plan
GRAMMY Museum ©
GRAMMY Museum
Manhattan Beach ©
Manhattan Beach
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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