36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
2
Calistoga
— 2 nights
3
Bend
— 2 nights
4
Portland
— 1 night
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
10
Denver
— 4 nights
11
New York City
— 6 nights

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 15th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Union Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco online route planner.

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in August, expect San Francisco to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf
Union Square ©
Union Square

2
nights
Calistoga

Calistoga ©
Indulgence is the name of the game in Calistoga.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, immerse yourself in nature at Bothe-Napa State Park, and then do a tasting at Castello di Amorosa. On the next day, do a tasting at Frank Family Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, do a tasting at Chateau Montelena, do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, thendo a tasting at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, and finally soothe aching muscles at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Calistoga trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Calistoga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you will find days in Calistoga are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are little chillier (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Schramsberg Vineyards ©
Schramsberg Vineyards
Vincent Arroyo Winery ©
Vincent Arroyo Winery

2
nights
Bend

Bend ©
An old logging town at the crux of the high desert and ponderosa pine forest, Bend melds a love of the outdoors with cosmopolitan flair.
On the 19th (Mon), see the interesting displays at High Desert Museum, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Artists Gallery Sunriver. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Balancing Rocks, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlas Cider Co, thenhike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bend day trip planning site.

You can fly from Calistoga to Bend in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Bend are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Artists Gallery Sunriver, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
Newberry National Volcanic Monument ©
Newberry National Volcanic Monument

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, visit Ladd's Addition, thendelve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, thenwander the streets of Pearl District, and finally look for gifts at Powell's City of Books.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Portland day trip website.

Drive from Bend to Portland in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Bend in August, Portland is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Neighborhoods Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Pearl District ©
Pearl District
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Ladd's Addition ©
Ladd's Addition

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Pike Place Market. The Museum of Flight and Saint James Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Alki Beach, grab your bike and head to Centennial Park, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle day trip site.

Getting from Portland to Seattle by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for slightly colder days in Seattle, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Olvera Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Angelino Heights Historic Area. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay, admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Los Angeles takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Santa Monica Bay
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
Santa Monica Bay ©
Santa Monica Bay
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at USS Midway Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gaslamp Quarter, get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

4
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.
Get outdoors at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Fly from San Diego to Las Vegas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Popular historic sites such as Holy Ghost Catholic Church and St. Patrick's Mission Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Denver Botanic Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Evans, do a tasting at Balistreri Vineyards, see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Denver trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Denver Museum of Nature & Science ©
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mount Evans ©
Mount Evans
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art ©

6
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Times Square. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Tiles For America. The adventure continues: stroll around Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Grand Central Terminal, go for a walk through The High Line, and steep yourself in history at Ellis Island.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip maker website.

You can fly from Denver to New York City in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Denver to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, New York City is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

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