34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Big Sur
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Wawona
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  2​h
8
New York City
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
10
Coronado
— 10 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
End: Los Angeles

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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.
To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Los Angeles. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in October, and nighttime lows around 62°F. You'll set off for San Diego on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Diego can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Tours

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Muir Woods National Monument, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, then buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and then make a trip to Coit Tower. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Lombard Street, make a trip to Nob Hill, walk around Golden Gate Park, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then appreciate the history behind The Wave Organ, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Muir Woods National Monument.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Diego to San Francisco by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Ghirardelli Square ©
Ghirardelli Square
The Wave Organ ©
The Wave Organ

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 19th (Sat), walk around Dennis the Menace Park, stroll through China Cove and Gibson Beach, then take in the views from Bixby Bridge, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Big Sur holiday planning tool .

You can drive from San Francisco to Big Sur in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the bus ride to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Monterey, China Cove and Gibson Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Dennis the Menace Park ©
Dennis the Menace Park
Bixby Bridge ©
Bixby Bridge

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cannery Row, Old Fisherman's Wharf and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, get to know the fascinating history of Cannery Row, and then take a leisurely stroll along Old Fisherman's Wharf.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Monterey holiday planner .

You can take a bus from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in October, and nighttime lows around 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Wawona.

Things to do in Monterey

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Old Fisherman's Wharf ©
Old Fisherman's Wharf
Cannery Row ©
Cannery Row

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Wawona

Wawona
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Wawona trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Monterey to Wawona in 4 hours. Traveling from Monterey in October, you will find days in Wawona are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls ©
The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Wawona to Niagara Falls with the Route module. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Wawona to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Wawona in October: highs in Niagara Falls hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to New York City.
Highlights from your plan
Niagara Falls Observation Tower ©
Niagara Falls Observation Tower

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New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grand Central Terminal, Broadway, Madison Square Garden, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, New York City is a bit warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 70°F and lows of 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Neighborhoods Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Attractions like National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC road trip planning website .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. You will leave for Coronado on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Coronado

Coronado
Coronado is a resort city located in San Diego County, California, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego. To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Coronado online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Washington DC to Coronado takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Coronado. In October, Coronado is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 77°F and lows of 63°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Coronado

Outdoors Parks Tours

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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.
You've added The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, "O" by Cirque du Soleil, Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally add some entertainment to your itinerary with "O" by Cirque du Soleil. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and finally take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Coronado to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Coronado in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Las Vegas. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip
Hoover Dam ©
Hoover Dam

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame and then get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles road trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Los Angeles: highs are around 76°F and lows about 55°F. You will leave for home on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Hollywood Walk of Fame ©
Hollywood Walk of Fame

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