30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Big Sur
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
2
Carmel
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
5
San Diego
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Crater Lake National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
8
Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  16​h 30​min
End: Bristol

1
night
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Sur travel itinerary planner.

Bristol, UK to Big Sur is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bristol to Big Sur, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bristol in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Big Sur: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Big Sur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by The Cheese Shop and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos State Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip planner.

You can drive from Big Sur to Carmel in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Carmel sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop

4
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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, explore the striking landscape at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, push the limits with an extreme tour, and try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Carmel to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carmel in September, plan for much hotter days in Las Vegas, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

5
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.
On the 17th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Rim Trail, get great views at Yaki Point, and admire the landmark architecture of Lookout Studio.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of car and flight from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. You'll set off for San Diego on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

3
nights
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.
Pack the 24th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at SeaWorld San Diego. And it doesn't end there: stroll through San Diego Zoo, let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and see the interesting displays at Timken Museum of Art.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in San Diego dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

4
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.
Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 38 minutes away. Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Getty Center The Publications, take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles holiday planner.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

1
night
Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park ©
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park itinerary builder.

Getting from Los Angeles to Crater Lake National Park by combination of flight and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Dr ©
Rim Dr

1
night
Redwood National Park

Redwood National Park
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Redwood National Park online itinerary creator.

Drive from Crater Lake National Park to Redwood National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Redwood National Park can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails

4
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, trails, scenic drive, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, stroll through Panorama Trail, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Redwood National Park to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Redwood National Park in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step out of San Francisco with an excursion to Wine Tours & Tastings in Napa--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco holiday planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. 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 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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