36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  25​h
1
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Calistoga
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Bend
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
10
Denver
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
New York City
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Perth

2
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Union Square.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco road trip app .

Perth, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 16 hours traveling from Perth to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in August: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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.
On the 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Schramsberg Vineyards, identify plant and animal life at Bothe-Napa State Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Frank Family Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Tamber Bey Vineyards, do a tasting at Chateau Montelena, then do a tasting at Vincent Arroyo Winery, then do a tasting at Huge Bear at The Bank Tasting Room, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Calistoga Spa Hot Springs.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Calistoga trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from San Francisco to Calistoga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Calistoga, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up 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), get a new perspective on nature at High Desert Museum, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artists Gallery Sunriver. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Balancing Rocks, contemplate the geological forces at Newberry National Volcanic Monument, sample the tasty concoctions at Atlas Cider Co, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bend travel route planner.

Fly from Calistoga to Bend in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bend can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Artists Gallery Sunriver, Smith Rock State Park
Highlights from your plan
Smith Rock State Park ©
Smith Rock State Park
River Rafting & Tubing
High Desert Museum ©
High Desert Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Pittock Mansion, wander the streets of Ladd's Addition, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then take a stroll through Pearl District, and finally stop by Powell's City of Books.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bend to Portland takes 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 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pioneer Square. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Discovery Park. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, kick back and relax at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, stroll through Madison Beach, and grab your bike and head to Centennial Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Seattle travel route planner.

You can fly from Portland to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in August, you will find days in Seattle are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Hollywood Walk of Fame and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Santa Monica Bay, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, have fun at California Science Center, and buy something for everyone on your list at The Grove.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Los Angeles by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Los Angeles are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Grove ©
The Grove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Abbot Kinney Boulevard ©
Abbot Kinney Boulevard

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.
Popular historic sites such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Embarcadero are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Cove and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, explore and take pictures at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego travel route planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Pinball Hall of Fame. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, try your luck at Casino at the Venetian, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Las Vegas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
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.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Denver.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and Denver Botanic Gardens. Visiting Mount Evans and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour, contemplate the long history of Molly Brown House Museum, take a memorable drive along Mount Evans Scenic Byway, and look and learn at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Denver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, Denver is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Denver

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

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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.
9/11 Memorial and Tiles For America will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Speed Boats Tours and The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, go for a walk through Central Park, and make a trip to Fifth Avenue.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City online tour planner .

Getting from Denver to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

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

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