30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Palm Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Needles
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Williams
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Flagstaff
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Phoenix
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
12
San Francisco
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
End: Porto

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to VJB Cellars and Francis Ford Coppola Winery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards and Pride Mountain Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Muir Beach (in Muir Beach), Healdsburg (Gracianna Winery & Williamson Wines Tasting Room) and Stinson Beach (in Stinson Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars, explore the different monuments and memorials at Presidio Pet Cemetery, and take a stroll through Little Italy.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Francisco itinerary builder app .

Porto, Portugal to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Porto to San Francisco, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helena, Healdsburg, Stinson Beach, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Frog's Leap Winery
Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Francis Ford Coppola Winery ©
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pfeiffer State Beach. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, identify plant and animal life at Del Monte Beach, and appreciate the history behind The Cannery Row Monument.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Monterey route maker .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Big Sur, Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 18th (Wed), kick back and relax at Thousand Steps Beach, identify plant and animal life at Douglas Family Preserve, then steep yourself in history at Casa de la Guerra, and finally do a tasting at Margerum Wine Company.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santa Barbara road trip site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Santa Barbara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Santa Barbara are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Douglas Family Preserve ©
Douglas Family Preserve
Margerum Wine Company ©
Margerum Wine Company
Casa de la Guerra ©
Casa de la Guerra

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 off the beaten path and head to Little Corona Beach and The Wende Museum of the Cold War. Little Tokyo and The Nethercutt Collection are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Simon Wiesenthal Center, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Bowl Overlook, take a stroll through Hollywood Hills, and admire the landmark architecture of Bradbury Building.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Victoria Beach, The Wende Museum of the Cold War, Little Corona Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Wende Museum of the Cold War ©
The Wende Museum of the Cold War
Little Corona Beach ©
Little Corona Beach
Victoria Beach ©
Victoria Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours and then appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Diego trip planning tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Coronado Dog Beach
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Unconditional Surrender ©
The Unconditional Surrender

1
night
Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Palm Springs is a desert resort city in Riverside County, California, United States, within the Coachella Valley. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stop by Wabi Sabi Japan Living and then hike along Palm Springs Museum Trail.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Palm Springs trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Palm Springs hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Needles.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wabi Sabi Japan Living ©
Wabi Sabi Japan Living

1
night
Needles

Needles ©
Needles is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. On the 24th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Lake Havasu Museum of History and then enjoy the sea views from Lake Havasu Lighthouses. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Big Bend of the Colorado, then trek along Christmas Tree Pass, and then try to win big at Regency Casino.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Needles online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Palm Springs to Needles takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Williams.

Things to do in Needles

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Laughlin, Lake Havasu City
Highlights from your plan
Regency Casino ©
Regency Casino
Lake Havasu Museum of History ©
Lake Havasu Museum of History

8
nights
Williams

Williams ©
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Step off the beaten path and head to Granite Basin and Ash Fork Historical Society Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Sycamore Canyon and Prescott National Forest. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Williams: Return to the 50s (in Seligman), Granite Creek Vineyards (in Chino Valley) and Prescott (Granite Mountain Trail 261, Van Gogh's Ear Gallery, & more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Pete's Rt 66 Gas Station Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church, cruise along Beale Wagon Road Historic Trail, and take in the awesome beauty at Bill Williams Mountain.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Williams trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Needles to Williams takes 3 hours. Traveling from Needles to Williams, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Needles in September; daily highs in Williams reach 27°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Williams

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Prescott, Glassford Summit Trail, Ash Fork Historical Society Museum, Return to the 50s, Granite Creek Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Big Toy Playground ©
Big Toy Playground
Granite Creek Vineyards ©
Granite Creek Vineyards
Prescott National Forest ©
Prescott National Forest

2
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): Head underground at Lava River Cave, see the interesting displays at Museum of Northern Arizona, then immerse yourself in nature at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Mother Road Brewing Company. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Flagstaff Extreme and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Mountain Trail.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Flagstaff tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Williams to Flagstaff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Flagstaff sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Lava River Cave ©
Lava River Cave
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park ©
Museum of Northern Arizona ©
Museum of Northern Arizona

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Powell Point, then take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, then take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and finally take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, and then see the interesting displays at Yavapai Geology Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app .

Drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Phoenix.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lipan Point ©
Lipan Point
East Rim Drive ©
East Rim Drive
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon

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Phoenix

Phoenix ©
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Phoenix Police Museum, then see the interesting displays at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cholla Trail, and finally play a few rounds at The Raven Golf Club at South Mountain.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Phoenix trip planner .

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Phoenix in 4 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Golf Trails
Highlights from your plan
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson ©
Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson
Phoenix Police Museum ©
Phoenix Police Museum
CityScape Phoenix ©
CityScape Phoenix

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hours
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Alamo Square and then take a stroll through Haight-Ashbury.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Phoenix to San Francisco by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Haight-Ashbury ©
Haight-Ashbury
Alamo Square ©
Alamo Square

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