26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tusayan
— 1 night
Drive
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Kingman
— 1 night
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Drive to McCarran International Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport, Drive to Santa Monica
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Santa Monica
— 5 nights
Drive
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 12th (Thu), get curious at California Academy of Sciences, stroll through Alcatraz Island, then see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, walk around Crissy Field, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Kids will appreciate attractions like El Capitan and Four Mile Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, and snap pictures at Pohono Bridge.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at The Range 702 and then get your game on at Dig This.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas online visit planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Navajo/Queens Garden Loop and Sunset Point. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Under-the-Rim Trail. The adventure continues: trek along Navajo Loop Trail, get great views at Farview Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Three Wisemen, and identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip website.

Drive from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of shuttle and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through Watchman Trail, then hike along Riverside Walk, and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park tour planner.

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Tusayan

— 1 night
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 22nd (Sun), explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then trek along Hermit Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum. Keep things going the next day: cruise along East Rim Drive, then explore the stunning scenery at Moran Point, and then hike along Grandview Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tusayan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Tusayan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, things will get a bit cooler in Tusayan: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kingman.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Kingman

— 1 night
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Roy Purcell's murals, take in the pleasant sights at Chloride, Arizona, take an in-depth tour of Mohave Museum of History and Arts, then walk around Metcalf Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Giganticus Headicus.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kingman online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tusayan to Kingman takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tusayan in September; daily highs in Kingman reach 37°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Kingman

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica

— 5 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Kids will enjoy Santa Monica State Beach and El Matador State Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 26-Mile Bike Path and Santa Monica Mountains. Step out of Santa Monica with an excursion to Vasquez Rocks Natural Area in Agua Dulce--about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Third Street Promenade, get in on the family fun at Pacific Park, get to know the fascinating history of Ocean Avenue, and explore the landscape on two wheels at South Bay Bicycle Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Monica trip itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Kingman to Santa Monica with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingman to Santa Monica is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kingman in September, expect nights in Santa Monica to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 5 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount San Jacinto State Park and Wilderness and Lake Fulmor. Attractions like Castle Rock Trail 1W03 and Room Escape Games make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: The Wedge (in Newport Beach), Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Alpine Pedal Path (in Big Bear Lake). The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, experience the excitement of Indiana Jones Adventure, discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, and have some family-friendly fun at Flightdeck Simulation Center.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Anaheim tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Santa Monica to Anaheim in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram and bus. Traveling from Santa Monica in September, you will find days in Anaheim are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Anaheim

Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.