32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip builder
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tonopah
— 1 night
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 4 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Hollywood Bowl Museum, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (NOTE: Fix the three typos in the About section).

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles vacation builder.

Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to Los Angeles, you'll gain 20 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Auckland, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to San Jose.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nightlife

San Jose — 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Jose online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Jose in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in San Jose when traveling from Los Angeles in September, with lows around 17°C. On the 14th (Thu), you're off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and Wine Tours & Tastings. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Healdsburg (Gary Farrell Winery & Gracianna Winery). The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, take in nature's colorful creations at San Francisco Botanical Garden, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read San Francisco day trip planner.

Drive from San Jose to San Francisco in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. Traveling from San Jose in September, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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 off the beaten path and head to Tioga Pass and Vernal Fall. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome, trek along Lembert Dome, get great views at Valley View, and make a trip to Pothole Dome.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, Yosemite National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tonopah.
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Tonopah — 1 night

Tonopah is an unincorporated town in and the county seat of Nye County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of Old Tonopah Cemetery and then go deep underground at Tonopah Historic Mining Park.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tonopah road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Tonopah. In September, Tonopah is somewhat warmer than Yosemite National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.
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Historic Sites

Zion National Park — 3 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Narrows and Watchman Trail. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Court of the Patriarchs. There's more to do: admire all the interesting features of Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Tonopah to Zion National Park with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. September in Zion National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shelby American Inc and Counts Kustoms. When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Green Valley Range in Henderson, approximately Henderson away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary site.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Zion National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Zion National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll travel to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Agua Caliente Cultural Museum and then appreciate the history behind Statue of Lucille Ball. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): experience rural life at Rileys at Los Rios Rancho, then delve into the lush surroundings at San Bernardino National Forest, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Palm Canyon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Palm Springs takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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Side Trips

New York City — 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Grounds For Sculpture and Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie) and Eastern State Penitentiary (in Philadelphia). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Empire State Building, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip planning site.

Getting from Palm Springs to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Palm Springs to New York City due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Palm Springs in October, plan for colder days in New York City, with highs around 24°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
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.
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