29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kingman
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Mesa Verde National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
12
Arches National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Carmel
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
15
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 45​min
16
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 1 night
bus:  5​h
17
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
+4
Drive + Fly + bus + train + bus:  7​h
18
Fort Bragg
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
19
Bandon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
20
Lincoln City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
21
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

few
hours
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 1st (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Los Angeles is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Santa Monica State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

1
night
Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Joshua Tree National Park trip builder site .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. October in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), you're off toKingman.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

1
night
Kingman

Kingman ©
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. On the 3rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Kingman Railroad Musem, learn about winemaking at Stetson Winery, and then browse for treasures at The Farmhouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kingman travel route builder site .

You can drive from Joshua Tree National Park to Kingman in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kingman, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Kingman

Shopping Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Farmhouse ©
The Farmhouse
Kingman Railroad Museum ©
Kingman Railroad Museum
Stetson Winery ©
Stetson Winery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll through Las Vegas Downtown, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, then browse the different shops at Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Titanic.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas visit planner.

Drive from Kingman to Las Vegas in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Kingman to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kingman in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets ©
Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
Las Vegas Downtown ©
Las Vegas Downtown
Titanic ©
Titanic

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the activities along Badwater Basin and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point.

For more things to do and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip app .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

1
day
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, identify plant and animal life at Rim Trail, and then trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bryce Canyon National Park trip planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Bryce Canyon National Park, with highs around 19°C, while nights are colder with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop

2
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Angel's Landing, then explore and take pictures at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, and then stop by Buffalo Trails Trading Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zion National Park holiday planning website .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 3 hours. In October, Zion National Park is somewhat warmer than Bryce Canyon National Park - with highs of 27°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Page.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Buffalo Trails Trading Company
Highlights from your plan
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Buffalo Trails Trading Company ©
Buffalo Trails Trading Company

1
night
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Lower Antelope Canyon, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Horseshoe Bend.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Page online holiday builder .

Getting from Zion National Park to Page by car takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Zion National Park in October, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lower Antelope Canyon ©
Lower Antelope Canyon
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, look for gifts at Canyon Village Marketplace and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Canyon Village Marketplace ©
Canyon Village Marketplace
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley ©
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): hike along Wildcat Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandstone Tours, and then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley online visit planner .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mesa Verde National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Wildcat Trail ©
Wildcat Trail
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©

1
night
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park ©
Whereas most national parks are primarily devoted to showcasing unique and special landscapes, Mesa Verde National Park focuses on ancient human habitation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Spruce Tree House, then delve into the distant past at Balcony House, then explore the ancient world of Cliff Palace, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Square Tower House.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mesa Verde National Park trip planner .

Drive from Monument Valley to Mesa Verde National Park in 4 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Mesa Verde National Park when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Mesa Verde National Park

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spruce Tree House ©
Spruce Tree House
Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Balcony House ©
Balcony House

1
night
Arches National Park

Arches National Park ©
Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): make a trip to Delicate Arch, explore the striking landscape at Fiery Furnace, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Devils Garden Trailhead.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Arches National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Mesa Verde National Park to Arches National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Mesa Verde National Park in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 6°C in Arches National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fiery Furnace ©
Fiery Furnace
Devils Garden Trailhead ©
Devils Garden Trailhead
Delicate Arch ©
Delicate Arch

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Mon), take a stroll through Twin Peaks, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and then shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Arches National Park to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Arches National Park to San Francisco. Traveling from Arches National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Carmel River State Beach, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos, and then look for gifts at The Cheese Shop. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Del Mar Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Breakwater, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Carmel tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to Carmel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carmel are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pfeiffer State Beach, Breakwater
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Breakwater ©
Breakwater

1
night
Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach ©
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 18th (Thu), look for gifts at Rons, shop like a local with Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Museum & Gift Shop, then stroll through Avila Main Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Eldwaylen Ocean Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Pismo Beach driving holiday planner.

Drive from Carmel to Pismo Beach in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Carmel in October, you will find days in Pismo Beach are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rons, Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum, Avila Main Beach
Highlights from your plan
Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum ©
Old Mission Gift Shop and Museum
Rons ©
Rons

1
night
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 19th (Fri), stroll through Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, don't miss a visit to General Sherman Tree, and then explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. In October, daytime highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park ©

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Tunnel View, then get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Olmsted Point, then contemplate the geological forces at Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, and then take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around -2°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort Bragg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve ©
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass
Olmsted Point ©
Olmsted Point

1
night
Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg ©
Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Highlight Gallery, stop by Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books, steep yourself in history at Ford House Museum, then stroll through Pudding Creek Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Seaside Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, kick back and relax at Noyo Headlands Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glass Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fort Bragg trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Fort Bragg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: high temperatures in Fort Bragg hover around 30°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bandon.

Things to do in Fort Bragg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mendocino
Highlights from your plan
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens ©
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Glass Beach ©
Glass Beach
Seaside Beach ©
Seaside Beach

1
night
Bandon

Bandon ©
Bandon is a city in Coos County, Oregon, United States, on the south side of the mouth of the Coquille River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for gifts at Misty Meadows Jams, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Blanco Lighthouse, then look for gifts at Langlois Market, then admire the majestic nature at Bandon State Park, and finally kick back and relax at Coquille Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the majestic nature at Port Orford Heads State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Blanco State Park.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bandon online trip maker .

Drive from Fort Bragg to Bandon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Bragg in October: highs in Bandon hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Lincoln City.

Things to do in Bandon

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Orford, Langlois Market
Highlights from your plan
Cape Blanco Lighthouse ©
Cape Blanco Lighthouse
Coquille Point ©
Coquille Point
Bandon State Park ©
Bandon State Park

1
night
Lincoln City

Lincoln City ©
Lincoln City is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, immerse yourself in nature at Gleneden Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Freed Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Rock Your World: Pacific Northwest Gem & Jewelry Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Northwest Winds Kite Shop.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lincoln City driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bandon to Lincoln City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Lincoln City

Outdoors Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Gleneden Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area ©
Freed Gallery ©
Freed Gallery

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Cannon Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Haystack Rock, and then look for gifts at DragonFire Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Ecola State Park, appreciate the history behind Astoria Column, and then explore the activities along Columbia River Maritime Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cannon Beach travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Lincoln City to Cannon Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Cannon Beach, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Astoria
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
DragonFire Gallery ©
DragonFire Gallery
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park