25 days in United States Itinerary

25 days in United States Itinerary

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25 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  17​h
1
Las Vegas
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Lake Powell
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h
4
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Malibu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Santa Maria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
10
San Simeon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Big Sur
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
12
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
San Jose
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Paris

7
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and The LINQ Promenade. Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Spring Mountains Visitor Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Las Vegas: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley), Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with The Strip, play a few rounds at Wolf Creek Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, and ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Paris, France to Las Vegas is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Paris to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Las Vegas at 32°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Spring Mountains Visitor Center, Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge, Wolf Creek Golf Club, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge ©

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): walk around Indian Garden, then take in panoramic vistas at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, and finally take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park travel route website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point
Powell Point ©
Powell Point
Yaki Point ©
Yaki Point

1
night
Lake Powell

Lake Powell
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Lake Powell online attractions planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Lake Powell. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Lake Powell hover around 26°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off toSan Diego.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coronado Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lake Powell to San Diego. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lake Powell to San Diego. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lake Powell in October since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery

2
nights
Los Angeles

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, then enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planning website .

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Newport Beach, The Americana at Brand
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Newport Beach ©
Newport Beach
LA Farmers' Market ©
LA Farmers' Market

1
night
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): stroll around Malibu Bluffs Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Malibu journey planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to Malibu by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of tram and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Malibu, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Malibu Hindu Temple
Highlights from your plan
Surfrider Beach ©
Surfrider Beach
Carbon Beach ©
Carbon Beach
Malibu Hindu Temple ©
Malibu Hindu Temple

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 31st (Thu), take a stroll through State Street Underpass.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Santa Barbara fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Malibu to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Malibu in October since evenings lows in Santa Barbara dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
East Beach ©
East Beach
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara

1
night
Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get lost in a book at Santa Maria Library.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Santa Maria trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Santa Maria takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Wineries

Side Trip

The Luffa Farm
Highlights from your plan
Foxen Vineyard & Winery ©
Foxen Vineyard & Winery
Kenneth Volk Vineyards ©
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Santa Maria Library ©
Santa Maria Library

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): do a tasting at J Dusi Winery.

To find out how to plan a trip to Morro Bay, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Santa Maria to Morro Bay in an hour. In November in Morro Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

J Dusi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
J Dusi Winery ©
J Dusi Winery
The Shell Shop ©
The Shell Shop

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): learn about winemaking at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Simeon route planner .

You can drive from Morro Bay to San Simeon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in San Simeon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Simeon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Cambria
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Fermentations Wine Tasting ©
Fermentations Wine Tasting
Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Hearst Ranch Winery

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Big Sur road trip site .

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in November, you will find days in Big Sur are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at AiX.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Monterey online driving holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Jose.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, AiX
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
The Cannery Row Monument ©
The Cannery Row Monument

1
night
San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Jose travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in San Jose sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Wineries Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market
Highlights from your plan
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines ©
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market ©
Downtown Campbell Farmers' Market
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Fort Point. Escape the urban bustle at Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Bay. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Oxbow Public Market (in Napa) and Mumm Napa (in Rutherford). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, shop like a local with Union Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and get into the urban bustle at Civic Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planner .

You can drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Oxbow Public Market, Mumm Napa
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa

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