26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Carmel
— 1 night
4
Cambria
— 1 night
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
6
San Diego
— 1 night
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
8
Bardstown
— 2 nights
9
Lexington
— 3 nights
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
11
New York City
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Union Squarefor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

Chandigarh, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 13.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Mariposa Grove, get great views at Washburn Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, and get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 8th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Carmel in 15.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Carmel when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Pacific Grove
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). On the 9th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Hearst Castle, thentake a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cambria attractions app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. While traveling from Carmel, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hearst Castle
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Moonstone Beach Dr ©
Moonstone Beach Dr

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, thensee the interesting displays at The Getty Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, thenshop like a local with The Grove, thenstop by Amoeba Music, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel route builder website.

You can drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. While traveling from Cambria, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then walk around La Jolla Cove.

For maps and tourist information, read our San Diego itinerary maker website.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in San Diego, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
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.
On the 13th (Fri), wander the streets of The Strip, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas vacation builder tool.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Bardstown.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian ©
The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian

2
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, view the masterpieces at Bardstown Art Gallery, thenbrush up on your military savvy at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of My Old Kentucky Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Willett Distilling Company, and then browse the different shops at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bardstown trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Bardstown takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Bardstown. In September, Bardstown is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Shopping Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Highlights from your plan
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass ©
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum ©
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum

3
nights
Lexington

Lexington ©
Known internationally as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington boasts a thriving economy resting largely on its thoroughbred racehorse industry.
On the 17th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, admire the majestic nature at Kentucky Horse Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Damselfly Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Mary Todd Lincoln House, thentry to win big at Keeneland, and then look for gifts at Kentucky Soaps and Such.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lexington trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bardstown to Lexington takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lexington can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, Cane Ridge Meetinghouse, Damselfly Gallery, Kentucky Soaps and Such
Highlights from your plan
Kentucky Horse Park ©
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Soaps and Such ©
Kentucky Soaps and Such
Damselfly Gallery ©
Damselfly Gallery

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nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Eastern Market. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Lexington to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Lexington in September, with lows around °C. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ©

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Do your shopping at Fifth Avenue and Tiffany & Co.. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. Change things up with a short trip to Point Lookout Beach in Point Lookout (about 56 minutes away). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, stroll around Central Park, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City journey tool.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Point Lookout Beach
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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