30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Auckland
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Napa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Monterey
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zion National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Barstow
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

2
nights
Napa

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Balloon Rides. Get some cultural insight at Gracianna Winery and Lynmar Estate Winery. Explore Napa's surroundings by going to Breathless Sparkling Wines (in Healdsburg) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's more to do: do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Napa tour itinerary planning site .

Auckland, New Zealand to Napa is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -20 hour difference. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Napa: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in Napa

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Healdsburg, Muir Woods National Monument, Frog's Leap Winery, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Gracianna Winery ©
Gracianna Winery

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge. Explore hidden gems such as Point Lobos and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Monterey travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Napa to Monterey takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or take a bus. Traveling from Napa in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carmel, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manzanar National Historic Site and General Sherman Tree. Get in touch with nature at Moro Rock and Kings Canyon National Park. Change things up with a short trip to The Senate in Three Rivers (about 50 minutes away). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Monterey to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. When traveling from Monterey in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Page.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manzanar National Historic Site, The Senate
Highlights from your plan
Manzanar National Historic Site ©
Manzanar National Historic Site
Moro Rock ©
Moro Rock
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Gunfighter Canyon. Step out of Page with an excursion to Navajo National Monument in Shonto--about 1h 30 min away.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Page trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Page takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Page is 1 hour. September in Page sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Navajo National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ©
Navajo National Monument ©
Navajo National Monument
Rainbow Bridge National Monument ©
Rainbow Bridge National Monument

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, hike along Cape Final Trail, get outside with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, and take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Page in October, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mather Point ©
Mather Point
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and Angel's Landing. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zion National Park and Zion's Main Canyon. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at The Narrows. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Zion's Main Canyon ©
Zion's Main Canyon
The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive ©
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and Wynn Las Vegas. Get a sense of the local culture at Sanders Family Winery and The LINQ Promenade. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Mouse's Tank (in Overton) and Pahrump Valley Winery (in Pahrump). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, and see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Barstow.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Overton, Pahrump
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park
Pahrump Valley Winery ©
Pahrump Valley Winery
Mouse's Tank ©
Mouse's Tank

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night
Barstow

Barstow ©
Barstow is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the galleries of Barstow Harvey House, then take an in-depth tour of Mojave River Valley Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mojave Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barstow trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Las Vegas to Barstow in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Barstow

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Mojave Trail
Highlights from your plan
Barstow Harvey House ©
Barstow Harvey House
Mojave River Valley Museum ©
Mojave River Valley Museum

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tunnel View and El Capitan. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, and take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barstow to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Barstow in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Bridalveil Fall ©
Bridalveil Fall
El Capitan ©
El Capitan

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument, and then admire the masterpieces at Bubble Street Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Limantour Beach, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Reyes Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. 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. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Point Reyes National Seashore, Golden Gate National Cemetery, Muir Woods National Monument, Bubble Street Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Point Reyes Lighthouse ©
Point Reyes Lighthouse
Limantour Beach ©
Limantour Beach