30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New York City
— 4 nights
2
Washington DC
— 2 nights
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
4
Page
— 2 nights
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
6
Sedona
— 3 nights
7
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
8
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
9
San Francisco
— 4 nights

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Met Cloisters. Get some cultural insight at Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Bushkill Falls (in Bushkill). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at 9/11 Memorial, visit Greenwich Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip site.

Auckland, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 17 hours traveling from Auckland to New York City. While traveling from Auckland, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in New York City, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hyde Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Bushkill Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bushkill Falls ©
Bushkill Falls
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt ©
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and then get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip builder site.

Getting from New York City to Washington DC by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Town, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Smithsonian American Art Museum ©
Smithsonian American Art 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, thenshop like a local with The Strip, and then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thenenjoy some diversion at Strip Gun Club, thenexamine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinball Hall of Fame.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas vacation tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Las Vegas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Page.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the top attractions with Antelope Canyon Navajo Tours, stroll through Horseshoe Bend, and then admire the engineering at Glen Canyon Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Rainbow Bridge National Monument, thentake in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon, thencapture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally have fun at Gunfighter Canyon.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Page trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Page takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Page at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Glen Canyon Dam
Highlights from your plan
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
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 8th (Sun): stroll around Indian Garden, admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot, get great views at Lookout Studio, thensee the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, thentake in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Powell Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park tour planner.

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Page in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio

3
nights
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art and Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral Rock and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Bell Rock, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Cross, hike along Fay Canyon Trail, and stroll through Doe Mountain Trail.

Plan my day in Sedona using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Bell Rock ©
Bell Rock
Doe Mountain Trail ©
Doe Mountain Trail

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Venice Canals Walkway and Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Pacific, and get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sedona to Los Angeles takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sedona to Los Angeles. September in Los Angeles sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, Aquarium of the Pacific
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Discover out-of-the-way places like Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Lembert Dome, trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail, stroll through Wapama Falls at Hetch Hetchy, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by bus from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around °C, while days are little chillier, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Yosemite Falls ©
Yosemite Falls

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nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. California State Railroad Museum and Cable Car Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sacramento (California State Capitol Museum & Crocker Art Museum) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, contemplate the long history of City Lights Booksellers, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco online trip maker.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Sacramento, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum

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