34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Santa Barbara
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San Francisco
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Redwood National Park
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Coos Bay
— 2 nights
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Ocean Park
— 2 nights
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Olympic National Park
— 5 nights
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North Cascades National Park
— 2 nights
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
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Hood River
— 1 night
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Crater Lake National Park
— 2 nights
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Tulelake
— 1 night
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Lassen Volcanic National Park
— 2 nights
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Mammoth Lakes
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Las Vegas
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San Diego

— 2 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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the striking features of Marston House Museum and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Diego day trip website.

Green Valley to San Diego is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Green Valley in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Museums

Los Angeles

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): look and learn at Griffith Observatory and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Santa Barbara Zoo, wander the streets of State Street Underpass, and then steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in August, with highs in Santa Barbara at 76°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Golden Gate Park, contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Battery Spencer. On the next day, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island and then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to fly to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Redwood National Park

— 4 nights
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Change things up with a short trip to Klamath National Forest in Forks of Salmon (about 3h 30 min away). Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring nature at Redwood National Park. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove, stroll through Enderts Beach, and trek along California Coastal Trail.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip itinerary site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Redwood National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, Redwood National Park is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coos Bay.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Coos Bay

— 2 nights
Coos Bay is a city located in Coos County, Oregon, United States, where the Coos River enters Coos Bay on the Pacific Ocean. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Cape Arago State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Shore Acres State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort and then take in the dramatic natural features at Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coos Bay holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Redwood National Park to Coos Bay takes 4.5 hours. September in Coos Bay sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ocean Park.

Things to do in Coos Bay

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Golf

Side Trip

Ocean Park

— 2 nights
Ocean Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pacific County, Washington, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Marsh's Free Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Cape Disappointment State Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Don Nisbett Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Long Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Cranberry Museum and then stop by Jack's Country Store.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Ocean Park route planning site.

You can drive from Coos Bay to Ocean Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Ocean Park, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Ocean Park

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Olympic National Park

— 5 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Step out of Olympic National Park to go to Quinault and see Merriman Falls, which is approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, take a memorable drive along Hurricane Ridge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and contemplate the waterfront views at Crescent Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Olympic National Park trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ocean Park to Olympic National Park with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to North Cascades National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

North Cascades National Park

— 2 nights
North Cascades National Park calls visitors to its rugged landscape of high mountain peaks tipped with about 300 glaciers.
North Cascades National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Washington Pass, hit the slopes at Mt Baker, cruise along N Cascades Hwy, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ladder Creek Falls.

You can plan North Cascades National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Olympic National Park to North Cascades National Park. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in North Cascades National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mount Rainier National Park

— 3 nights
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Paradise Valley, then trek along Skyline Trail, and then admire the sheer force of Narada Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Grove of the Patriarchs, then trek along Paradise Loop, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Rainier.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mount Rainier National Park online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from North Cascades National Park to Mount Rainier National Park. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Hood River.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Hood River

— 1 night
The city of Hood River is the seat of Hood River County, Oregon, United States. On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum, trek along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail, and then get impressive views of Mount Hood.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Hood River journey maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mount Rainier National Park to Hood River. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hood River when traveling from Mount Rainier National Park in September, with lows around 57°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Crater Lake National Park.

Things to do in Hood River

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Crater Lake National Park

— 2 nights
Reaching a depth of 592 m (1,943 ft), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Crater Lake National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): trek along Cleetwood Cove Trail and then take a memorable drive along Rim Dr.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crater Lake National Park travel route planner.

You can fly from Hood River to Crater Lake National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Hood River, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Crater Lake National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tulelake.

Things to do in Crater Lake National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Tulelake

— 1 night
Tulelake is a city in Northeastern Siskiyou County, California, United States, at an elevation of 4066ft above sea level. To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tulelake trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crater Lake National Park to Tulelake takes 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Crater Lake National Park in September: high temperatures in Tulelake hover around 76°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Things to do in Tulelake

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Lassen Volcanic National Park

— 2 nights
In Lassen Volcanic National Park, steaming volcanic mountains give way to alpine meadows filled with wildflowers and pristine mountain lakes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Cold Boiling Lake, then take in the natural beauty of Bumpass Hell, then get impressive views of Lassen Peak , and finally explore the activities along Manzanita Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lassen Volcanic National Park travel planner.

You can drive from Tulelake to Lassen Volcanic National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Tulelake in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Lassen Volcanic National Park: highs are around 91°F and lows about 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Mammoth Lakes.

Things to do in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Parks · Nature

Mammoth Lakes

— 1 night
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mammoth Lakes vacation builder website.

You can drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park to Mammoth Lakes in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Lassen Volcanic National Park in September, expect nights in Mammoth Lakes to be cooler, around 38°F, while days are slightly colder, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Mammoth Lakes

Parks · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to Las Vegas by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Casinos · Fun & Games

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.