33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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Carlsbad
— 3 nights
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Yermo
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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Death Valley National Park
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Santa Cruz
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Monterey
— 1 night
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Big Sur
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Santa Barbara
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Santa Monica
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 6 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Knott's Berry Farm as well as Downtown Disney District. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Anaheim driving holiday planning tool.

Los Angeles to Anaheim is an approximately 2-hour shuttle ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Anaheim can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Carlsbad.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Carlsbad

— 3 nights

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
You've added Oceanside Pier, SeaWorld San Diego, Mission Beach Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Annie's Canyon Trail in Solana Beach (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: revel in the low prices at Carlsbad Premium Outlets.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Carlsbad route website.

Getting from Anaheim to Carlsbad by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Anaheim in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Carlsbad: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Yermo.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yermo

Yermo is a town in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. You've now added Calico Ghost Town to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see a world frozen in time at Calico Ghost Town.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yermo trip planner.

Drive from Carlsbad to Yermo in 3 hours. When traveling from Carlsbad in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yermo: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yermo

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, David Copperfield, Hoover Dam, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Fountains of Bellagio and Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, and don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yermo to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. In September in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nightlife · Tours

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Death Valley National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mammoth Lakes day trip planning app.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, you will find days in Mammoth Lakes are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (3°C). You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in September, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes San Francisco Magic Show. Family-friendly places like Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, get curious at Exploratorium, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip builder.

Getting from San Francisco to Santa Cruz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monterey trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect nights in Monterey to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Monterey

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Big Sur

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 15th (Sun): snap pictures at Bixby Bridge.

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Drive from Monterey to Big Sur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Simeon.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hearst Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Big Sur to San Simeon in 2 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect nights in San Simeon to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in San Simeon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santa Barbara

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 16th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara vacation builder website.

Getting from San Simeon to Santa Barbara by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for little chillier days in Santa Barbara, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Santa Monica

— 1 night

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Santa Monica vacation planning tool.

You can drive from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Santa Monica. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
You've added Griffith Observatory, Venice Beach and Boardwalk, Universal Studios Hollywood, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the local landmarks with A Day in LA Tours, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, and then see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles vacation tool.

Los Angeles is very close to Santa Monica. When traveling from Santa Monica in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Honolulu.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums · Museums

Honolulu

— 6 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Waikiki Beach and Kailua Beach Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument (in Pupukea). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Kualoa Regional Park, don't miss a visit to Battleship Missouri Memorial, and stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Honolulu online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in September since evenings lows in Honolulu dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.