32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

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32 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
1
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Carlsbad
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Sedona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
car:  3​h 30​min
7
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
9
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Monterey
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
12
Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
13
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
14
Honolulu
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

3
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dodger Stadium as well as Disneyland Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey maker tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Los Angeles International Airport, John Wayne Airport-Orange County Airport, Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium

1
day
Carlsbad

Carlsbad
Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND California.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Los Angeles to Carlsbad in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carlsbad: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Theme Parks

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.
You've now added SeaWorld San Diego to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), find something for the whole family at SeaWorld San Diego.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Diego online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Carlsbad to San Diego by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlsbad in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in San Diego. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in San Diego

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
SeaWorld San Diego ©
SeaWorld San Diego

1
night
Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sedona route planner.

Getting from San Diego to Sedona by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Sedona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Rock ©
Cathedral Rock
Chapel of the Holy Cross ©
Chapel of the Holy Cross

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Hopi House ©
Hopi House

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour website .

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by combination of flight and car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

2
nights
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): cruise along Artists Dr, take in the dramatic natural features at Zabriskie Point, and then get great views at Dante's View. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Palette, then explore the activities along Badwater, and then explore the striking landscape at Devil's Golf Course.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Death Valley National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in September since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Artists Palette ©
Artists Palette
Dante's View ©
Dante's View

2
nights
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Western Film History, steep yourself in history at Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, then delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park and then take a peaceful walk through Grant Grove.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Death Valley National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 38°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Museum of Western Film History, Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery
Highlights from your plan
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove

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nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Spend the 16th (Sun) exploring nature at Bridalveil Fall. There's still lots to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, shop like a local with Yosemite Museum Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome.

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Drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Yosemite National Park at 28°C and lows at 3°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

1
day
Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Cannery Row, look for gifts at The Cheese Shop, then immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos State Reserve, and finally take in the views from Bixby Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Monterey trip site .

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Carmel, Bixby Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
The Cheese Shop ©
The Cheese Shop
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

1
night
Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, and finally take a stroll through State Street.

Plan my day in Santa Barbara using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Barbara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Santa Barbara, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate ©
Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Santa Monica Pier. See even more of Los Angeles: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, take a stroll through Abbot Kinney Boulevard, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Monica
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

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Honolulu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and Sunset Beach Park. Museum-lovers will get to explore Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Honolulu side-trips: Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach), Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Pakaloha Bikinis - Oahu) and Polynesian Cultural Center (in Laie). The adventure continues: stroll through Waikiki Beach, appreciate the views at Nuuanu Pali Lookout, admire the masterpieces at Honolulu Museum of Art, and examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Honolulu trip maker site .

Getting from Los Angeles to Honolulu by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of tram and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, Honolulu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua, Polynesian Cultural Center, Nu’uanu Pali
Highlights from your plan
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

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