30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States holiday planner

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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Banning
— 1 night
Drive
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Kanab
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 day
Drive
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Moab
— 1 night
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Torrey
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Santa Cruz
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): catch a movie at California Science Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then shop like a local with The Grove, then examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at 26-Mile Bike Path, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, then get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Plan my trip to Los Angeles with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Zagreb, Croatia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Zagreb in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Banning.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Banning

— 1 night
Banning is a city in Riverside County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll through Oak Glen Preserve, relax in the rural setting at Riley's Farm, then look for gifts at Dowling Fruit Orchard, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Fulmor.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Banning tour app.

Drive from Los Angeles to Banning in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect nights in Banning to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in Banning

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
On the 30th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Cottonwood Spring Oasis and then explore the striking landscape at Keys View.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Joshua Tree National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Banning to Joshua Tree National Park in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Banning in July, with highs in Joshua Tree National Park at 46°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

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.
On the 31st (Wed), examine the collection at Museum of Northern Arizona, then browse the exhibits of Northern Arizona University, then have fun at Flagstaff Extreme, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mother Road Brewing Company.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Flagstaff tour planner.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Flagstaff takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park to Flagstaff, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Flagstaff is much colder than Joshua Tree National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Museums · Fun & Games · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions site.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. In July in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Kanab on the 1st (Thu).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Kanab

— 2 nights
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stroll through Wire Pass Trail (Buckskin Gulch Access) and then stroll through Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Jacob Lake Inn Gift Shop, explore the activities along Kaibab National Forest, then appreciate the history behind Pipe Spring National Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Kanab Heritage House Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Historical Kanab Library.

Plan my trip to Kanab with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to Kanab takes 9 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Kanab are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Monument Valley

— 1 day
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. On the 3rd (Sat), examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley trip website.

Getting from Kanab to Monument Valley by car takes about 5.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Monument Valley can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Moab.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Moab

— 1 night

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Poison Spider Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Corona Arch, and then hike along Hidden Valley Trail.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Moab visit planning tool.

Getting from Monument Valley to Moab by car takes about 4 hours. August in Moab sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
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Arches National Park

— 1 night

A Red Rock Wonderland

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Windows, explore the striking landscape at Double Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Arches National Park vacation builder.

Getting from Moab to Arches National Park by car takes about an hour. In August, daytime highs in Arches National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torrey.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Torrey

— 1 night
Torrey is a town located on State Route 24 in Wayne County, Utah, United States, 8mi from Capitol Reef National Park. For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torrey trip planner.

Drive from Arches National Park to Torrey in 3 hours. In August, Torrey is little chillier than Arches National Park - with highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Torrey

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 1 night
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 6th (Tue), hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, get great views at Sunset Point, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip website.

You can drive from Torrey to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. August in Bryce Canyon National Park sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
On the 7th (Wed), hike along Riverside Walk and then hike along Temple of Sinawava Trail.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Zion National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August; daily highs in Zion National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

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 8th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms, then examine the collection at Shelby American Inc, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take a stroll through The Strip.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Zion National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 10th (Sat), discover the riches below the earth's surface at Eureka Mine, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Death Valley National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, then admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Grizzly Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): walk around Slick Rock Recreation Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August since evenings lows in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
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 13th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Sacramento

— 1 night

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at California State Capitol Museum, then explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, then see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Sacramento Waterfront.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sacramento trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento in 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August; daily highs in Sacramento reach 38°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walt Disney Family Museum and Cable Car Museum. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see VJB Cellars in Kenwood, approximately Kenwood away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, get great views at Twin Peaks, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Sacramento to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Sacramento in August, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the history at Mission State Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz vacation maker app.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, explore the galleries of Carmel Mission, then admire the architecture and history at San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo Mission, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at National Steinbeck Center, then stroll around Dennis the Menace Park, and then enjoy the sea views from Point Pinos Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Simeon tour planner.

Traveling by car from Monterey to San Simeon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Monterey in August: highs in San Simeon hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Santa Barbara on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, then cruise along State Street Underpass, then brush up on your military savvy at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabrillo Bike Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Thousand Steps Beach, then stroll through Douglas Family Preserve, then walk around Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens, and finally learn about winemaking at Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Santa Barbara road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from San Simeon in August, you will find days in Santa Barbara are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.