29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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San Diego
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Denver
— 10 nights
Fly
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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San Diego

America's Finest City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and Mormon Battalion Historic Site. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, make a trip to Seaport Village, and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the San Diego online trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Diego is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to San Diego, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Mission San Juan Capistrano and The Getty Center. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Crystal Cove (in Laguna Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

10
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Denver

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Denver Art Museum. You'll explore and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Images of Rocky Mountain National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Denver: Rocky Mountain National Park (Emerald Lake Trail & Adams Falls Trail), The Beach at Grand Lake (in Grand Lake) and Snowy Peaks Winery (in Estes Park). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Denver Union Station, immerse yourself in nature at Cherry Creek State Park, stroll through Dinosaur Ridge, and take a memorable drive along Guanella Pass.

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Fly from Los Angeles to Denver in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Denver. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in Denver reach 30°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Denver

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Flagstaff

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Walnut Canyon National Monument.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Denver to Flagstaff in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Denver in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Flagstaff, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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 3rd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then examine the collection at Kolb Studio, and finally enjoy some music at Hopi House.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. October in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

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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.
On the 5th (Thu), admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass and then hike along Tuolumne Meadows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, then enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

1
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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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tee off at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Carmel trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Golf · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Big Sur online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.