31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 3 nights
2
Carmel
— 1 night
3
San Simeon
— 1 night
4
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
5
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
6
St. Petersburg
— 5 nights
7
New York City
— 5 nights
8
San Diego
— 2 nights
9
Los Angeles
— 4 nights

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Civic Center. Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Step out of San Francisco to go to Moss Landing and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco. In May, San Francisco is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach, kick back and relax at Point Lobos, and then snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Carmel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Carmel can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bixby Bridge
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Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Carmel River State Beach ©
Carmel River State Beach
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
San Simeon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

Plan trip to San Simeon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Carmel to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Carmel in May, you will find days in San Simeon are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Artists Dr and then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from San Simeon in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Badwater Basin ©
Badwater Basin

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Food Tours. Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, get your game on at Dig This, buy something for everyone on your list at Downtown Container Park, and look for gifts at Coca-Cola Store Las Vegas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in May, Las Vegas is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
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The Strip ©
The Strip
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah ©
Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah
Shelby American Inc ©
Shelby American Inc

5
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Explore hidden gems such as The Dali Museum and Saint Pete Beach. The Ringling and Ca d'Zan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting St. Petersburg side-trips: Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach), Robinson Nature Preserve (in Bradenton) and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (in Sarasota). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, take a stroll through Pass-a-Grille, explore the world behind art at Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg day trip site.

Getting from Las Vegas to St. Petersburg by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to St. Petersburg. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarasota, St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach, Hudson Beach Park, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

5
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.
Do your shopping at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Lucas candies. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to SoHo and Chelsea Market. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Met Cloisters, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker tool.

Fly from St. Petersburg to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in May, expect New York City to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucas candies, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ©
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
The Met Cloisters ©
The Met Cloisters

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 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park. On the next day, stroll through La Jolla Cove and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Diego vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Diego, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors
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Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Getty Center and Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to The Grove and Santa Monica Bay. Change things up with a short trip to Montana Avenue in Santa Monica (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, get curious at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and shop like a local with Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay

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