25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Portland
— 3 nights
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night

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New York City

New York City ©

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 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Central Park
4.8

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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 13th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Los Angeles takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Park
4.2
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Pier / Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier
4.1

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park ©
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Skull Rock and then appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in Joshua Tree National Park are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Skull Rock
4.2

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then hike along South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planning tool.

Getting from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Hiking Trail
Bright Angel Trail
4.8

2
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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Devil's Speedway, take in the dramatic natural features at Devil's Golf Course, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, then take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, and finally trot along with Furnace Creek Stables. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon, then get great views at Dante's View, and finally take some stellar pictures from Father Crowley Vista Point.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park tour itinerary site.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Death Valley National Park hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
Zabriskie Point
4.8
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Lookout
Dante's View
4.9
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Water Body
Badwater Basin
4.7

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Half Dome, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Yosemite National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for little chillier days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Glacier Point
4.9
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Geologic Formation
Half Dome
4.9
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Hiking Trail
Tuolumne Meadows
4.7

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Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crater Lake National Park travel route site.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and taxi from Yosemite National Park to Crater Lake National Park takes 23.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with highs in Crater Lake National Park at 33°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Portland

Portland ©

City of Roses

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
When in Portland, make a side trip to see Multnomah Falls in Bridal Veil, approximately Bridal Veil away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Portland Timbers, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, contemplate the waterfront views at Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, and take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Portland online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Portland takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September, expect nights in Portland to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Portland

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Outdoor Activity
Portland Timbers
4.7
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Powell's City of Books
4.8

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Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park ©
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): hike along California Coastal Trail and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Redwood National Park.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Redwood National Park trip builder website.

You can drive from Portland to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get little chillier in Redwood National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Redwood National Park
4.8

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Thu), head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Twin Peaks, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, and then stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip site.

Fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your trip
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Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
3.4

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Big Sur

Big Sur

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

City of Angels

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles vacation website.

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
The Getty Center
4.8
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Observatory
Griffith Observatory
4.6

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