31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Canyonlands National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 1 night
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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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
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Santa Monica Bay and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood, make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and have fun at California Science Center.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning tool.

Zagreb, Croatia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Zagreb in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Rim Trail, take in a show at Hopi House, cruise along East Rim Drive, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Los Angeles in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Monument Valley hover around 36°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Canyonlands National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Canyonlands National Park

— 1 night
Canyonlands National Park features myriad canyons and buttes that the Colorado River, Green River, and their tributaries have carved over millions of years in hues of red and orange.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): stroll through Pothole Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Mesa Arch, then hike along Shafer Trail, and finally explore the striking landscape at Island in the Sky.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Canyonlands National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Monument Valley to Canyonlands National Park in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Canyonlands National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Arches National Park.

Things to do in Canyonlands National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): hike along Double Arch, then take in the dramatic natural features at Delicate Arch, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Fiery Furnace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Arches National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canyonlands National Park to Arches National Park takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Arches National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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 3rd (Tue), stop by Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, hike along Navajo Loop Trail, then get great views at Sunset Point, and finally hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Fairyland Point, hike along Rim Trail, and then stroll through Peek-A-Boo Loop.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Arches National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Arches National Park in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 24°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of The Narrows and then stroll through Angel's Landing. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zion National Park trip maker website.

You can drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in September, expect Zion National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then shop like a local with The Strip, and then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Zion National Park to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zion National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Badwater Basin, then take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Death Valley National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Moro Rock Trail, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and then cruise along Generals Hwy. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Grant Grove and then tour the pleasant surroundings at General Grant Tree Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park route planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lembert Dome, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and don't miss a visit to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Funston National Park and Strawberry Hill. There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, wander the streets of Chinatown, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 19th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Natural Bridges State Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Santa Cruz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

San Simeon

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Nitt Witt Ridge, then contemplate the long history of Hearst Castle, then do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Simeon travel planner.

You can drive from Santa Cruz to San Simeon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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 21st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, identify plant and animal life at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, then wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara trip planner.

You can drive from San Simeon to Santa Barbara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and then wander the streets of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Museums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.