30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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

Route & dates

30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  8​h
3
New York City
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Denver
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  9​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Carmel
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h
11
Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Explore hidden gems such as Camarillo Premium Outlets and Santa Monica Mountains. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Getty Center The Publications, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website .

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Prime Desert Woodland Preserve, Camarillo Premium Outlets
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then take in the waterfront at Seaport Village. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, then stroll through Point Loma, and then appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Diego road trip planning website .

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, you will find days in San Diego are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Point Loma ©
Point Loma
Old Point Loma Lighthouse ©
Old Point Loma Lighthouse
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fire Island National Seashore and Wolf Conservation Center. Let the collections at 9/11 Memorial and Frick Collection capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: William Floyd Estate (in Mastic Beach), Quogue Wildlife Refuge (in Quogue) and Bayard Cutting Arboretum (in Great River). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, revel in the low prices at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, admire the majestic nature at Jacobsburg State Park, and head outdoors with Hudson River Expeditions.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read New York City journey maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Diego to New York City takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego to New York City, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in April, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Nazareth, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, Wolf Conservation Center, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Fire Island National Seashore
Highlights from your plan
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Frick Collection ©
Frick Collection
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Denver

Denver ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get curious at Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center, don't miss a visit to 16th Street Mall, and then contemplate the long history of Dinosaur Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, stop by Tattered Cover Book Store, and then glide through natural beauty at Cherry Creek State Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Denver tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Denver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, Denver is little chillier at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Denver

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cherry Creek State Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Cherry Creek State Park ©
Cherry Creek State Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the geological forces at Wupatki National Monument, then steep yourself in history at Walnut Canyon National Monument, and then view the masterpieces at Northern Arizona University.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Flagstaff trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Denver to Flagstaff takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Denver in April, plan for little chillier nights in Flagstaff, with lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wupatki National Monument ©
Wupatki National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument ©
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Northern Arizona University ©
Northern Arizona University

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.
Explore hidden gems such as South Kaibab Trail and Inner Canyon. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and enjoy breathtaking views from Little Colorado River Overlook.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. April in Grand Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

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

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 20th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and then examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to The Strip, then see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and then see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Neon Museum ©
The Neon Museum

1
day
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 22nd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan and then look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In April, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 17°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
El Capitan ©
El Capitan
Nature Center at Happy Isles ©
Nature Center at Happy Isles

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Exploratorium and California Academy of Sciences. Get in touch with nature at Bodega Head and Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Union Square, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and explore the world behind art at Asian Art Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in April, plan for a bit warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Childrens Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Bodega Head
Highlights from your plan
California Academy of Sciences ©
California Academy of Sciences
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links and then identify plant and animal life at Point Lobos State Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Carmel travel route planner .

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Golf Nature

Side Trip

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur, trek along Partington Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur travel planner.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally see the interesting displays at GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a live performance at Third Street Promenade, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits & Museum, and then look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Big Sur to Los Angeles in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Big Sur in April; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

Similar Plans

31 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UKRAINE March, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 34 days in New York City & Los Angeles BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans