26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
San Diego
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Bardstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Lexington
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Chandigarh

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
For shopping fun, head to Exploratorium or Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Visit Marshall’s Beach and China Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at NFL Shop Pier 39, and make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online day trip planner .

Chandigarh, India to San Francisco is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Chandigarh to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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.
Visiting Tuolumne Meadows and Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, trek along Panorama Trail, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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), get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, then stroll through Asilomar State Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Carmel takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Carmel, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches 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), contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, and then stroll through Moonstone Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cambria trip app .

Traveling by car from Carmel to Cambria takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cambria: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get a taste of the local shopping with Abbot Kinney Boulevard, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Third Street Promenade, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then browse the different shops at The Grove, then stop by Amoeba Music, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Cambria to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour planning site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas visit planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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 ©

2
nights
Bardstown

Bardstown ©
Bardstown is a home rule-class city in Nelson County, Kentucky, in the United States. On the 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, shop like a local with Bardstown Art Gallery, then learn about all things military at Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum, and finally tee off at My Old Kentucky Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Barton 1792 Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Willett Distilling Company, and then look for gifts at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bardstown online vacation planner .

Fly from Las Vegas to Bardstown in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Bardstown. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Bardstown reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lexington.

Things to do in Bardstown

Shopping Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Highlights from your plan
The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass ©
My Old Kentucky Home ©
My Old Kentucky Home

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, then explore the galleries of Kentucky Horse Park, and then shop like a local with Damselfly Gallery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Mary Todd Lincoln House, then try to win big at Keeneland, and then stop by Kentucky Soaps and Such.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lexington trip planner.

Drive from Bardstown to Lexington in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lexington are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Lexington

Museums Fun & Games Nature

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the activities along Tidal Basin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

You can fly from Lexington to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lexington in September since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Point Lookout Beach and East River Waterfront Esplanade. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Tiffany & Co.. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

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

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