35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Leavenworth
— 2 nights
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San Jose
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marin Headlands and California Academy of Sciences. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to VJB Cellars in Kenwood, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco day trip tool.

Coffs Harbour, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Coffs Harbour to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in December, expect nights in San Francisco to be cooler, around 8°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Snoqualmie Falls, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at LeMay - America's Car Museum, stroll the grounds of Bruce Lee Grave Site, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle online itinerary builder.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Seattle hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Leavenworth.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Leavenworth

— 2 nights
Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. Kids will enjoy Leavenworth Ski Hill and Icicle Ridge Trail. Explore hidden gems such as Leavenworth Reindeer Farm and 9/11 Spirit of America Memorial. There's much more to do: look for gifts at The Oil & Vinegar Cellar, do a tasting at Stemilt Creek Winery Tasting Room, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Enchantment Lakes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Leavenworth trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Seattle to Leavenworth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Leavenworth is little chillier than Seattle - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Leavenworth

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wineries

Side Trip

San Jose

— 3 nights

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Explore hidden gems such as The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop and Willow Glen. Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph and Winchester Mystery House will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Japanese American Resource Center/Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coachella Valley Church, make a trip to Sikh Gurdwara, and stroll around Almaden Quicksilver County Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Jose trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Leavenworth to San Jose in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Leavenworth, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at China Cove and Gibson Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Rocky Creek Bridge.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Sur tour planning website.

Traveling by car from San Jose to Big Sur takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Petersen Automotive Museum and California Science Center will appeal to museum buffs. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, don't miss a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, and brush up on your military savvy at Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip tool.

Getting from Big Sur to Los Angeles by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Big Sur in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Los Angeles, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then take a stroll through The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of The LINQ Promenade and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas day trip planning site.

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in January, things will get slightly colder in Las Vegas: highs are around 17°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Yavapai Geology Museum and Lipan Point. Get in touch with nature at Grand Canyon South Rim and Yaki Point. There's much more to do: make a trip to Moran Point, stop by Lookout Studio, get great views at Navajo Point, and admire the striking features of Grand Canyon Railway Depot.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in January, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around -11°C, while days are little chillier, around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Nature · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Sedona

— 2 nights

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 12th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Clarkdale National Historic District & Townsite, examine the collection at Arizona Copper Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Jerome Artists Cooperative Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Douglas Mansion, and finally stroll through Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Huckaby Trail, then get a taste of the local shopping with Oak Creek Vista Point, then take in the exciting artwork at Rowe Fine Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Renee Taylor Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedona tour planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in January, expect nights in Sedona to be warmer, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Diego

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and USS Midway Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Lions, Tigers & Bears and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to The Bird Watcher (in Julian) and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (in Borrego Springs). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Shores Park, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and take in the waterfront at Seaport Village.

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You can fly from Sedona to San Diego in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. In January, San Diego is somewhat warmer than Sedona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): look for gifts at Grand Central Market, then explore the engaging exhibits at Travel Town, and then see the interesting displays at Japanese American National Museum.

Discover how to plan a Los Angeles trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums

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.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.