32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Studios Hollywood and Santa Monica State Beach. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to The Getty Villa (in Malibu), Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills) and Santa Monica (Bergamot Station, Museum of Flying, &more). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning app.

Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 4 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Attractions like Disneyland Park and Heisler Park make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Victoria Beach (in Laguna Beach) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Have a day of magic on the 14th (Thu) at Disney California Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney District, discover the magic at Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, experience the excitement of Grizzly River Run, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim route maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Anaheim takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Keys View, appreciate the views at Hidden Valley Nature Trail, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skull Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Wonderland of Rocks, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Eureka Peak.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Joshua Tree National Park tour itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Anaheim to Joshua Tree National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Joshua Tree National Park are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 4 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Bring the kids along to San Diego Zoo and La Jolla Cove. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego. There's much more to do: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the sky in a new way at Fleet Science Center.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in September, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. There's much more to do: stroll through Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco driving holiday planner.

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Big Sur road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Big Sur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough 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.
Bring the kids along to Half Dome and Glacier Point. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, explore the striking landscape of Bridalveil Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, and look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Big Sur in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): cruise along Artists Dr, contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, hike along Gower Gulch Loop, explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, and finally make a trip to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park travel tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Death Valley National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Attractions like Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and The Strip make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, see Off-Road Tours, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, and enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller.

To find out how to plan a trip to Las Vegas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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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