32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Hollywood
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 1 night
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Honolulu, Oahu
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Los Angeles — 1 night

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 22nd (Thu), get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles visit planning tool.

Brisbane, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Brisbane to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Chinatown, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and take a tour of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.
On the 28th (Wed), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, hike along Mariposa Grove, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to South Lake Tahoe.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Nevada State Museum, indulge your taste buds at Wine Tours From Tahoe, and then hike along Mt. Tallac Trail. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Tallac Historic Site, try your luck at Harveys Casino, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to South Lake Tahoe in 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in South Lake Tahoe are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.
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Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Wineries
Side Trips

Las Vegas — 1 night

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 3rd (Mon): try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip app.

You can fly from South Lake Tahoe to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from South Lake Tahoe in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Hollywood.
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Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks

Hollywood — 2 nights

The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Collins Avenue, stroll through Hollywood Beach, and then take a tour by water with JP Outfitters Inc.. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hollywood road trip planning tool.

Fly from Las Vegas to Hollywood in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hollywood, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
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Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, wander the streets of Times Square, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Hollywood to New York City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Hollywood in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Grand Teton, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Barbara.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

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 14th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, pick up some new knowledge with Santa Barbara Art Glass, and then take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Barbara in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Santa Barbara. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Palm Springs.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Classes

Palm Springs — 2 nights

On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Palm Springs Air Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Sunnylands Center & Gardens, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Indian Canyons and then explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Palm Springs trip tool.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Palm Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Santa Barbara in October, with highs in Palm Springs at 39°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Diego.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Tue), get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Honolulu, Oahu — 3 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Honolulu is known for historic sites, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Waikiki Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip maker app.

You can fly from San Diego to Honolulu in 7 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Diego in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Lake Tahoe (California) travel guide

4.2
Ski Areas · Zipline · State Parks
Lake of the Sky
Straddling the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe draws visitors from both states and beyond to its shores. With an average of 300 sunny days annually, it's no surprise that the lake is a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts. The blue-green waters beckon travelers for swimming, boating, windsurfing, or kayaking. The lake also has a number of walking trails for those who don't want to get wet. In the colder months, skiers take to the surrounding mountains. The south shore is the most developed side of the lake, with more things to do, while the west and north shores are generally more tranquil.
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Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.
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