36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Calistoga
— 2 nights
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Bend
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portland
— 1 night
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Denver
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Denver
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

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 26°C and 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Sat) before leaving for Calistoga.

Things to do in San Francisco

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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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, then do 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 (32°C), and nights are little chillier (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bend.

Things to do in Calistoga

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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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. Here are some ideas for day two: get impressive views of Newberry National Volcanic Monument, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Atlas Cider Co, then hike along Pilot Butte State Scenic Viewpoint, and finally admire the majestic nature at Smith Rock State Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bend route planner.

You can fly from Calistoga to Bend in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bend are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portland.

Things to do in Bend

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Portland

City of Roses

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, then delve into the lush surroundings at The Grotto - National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, then wander 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 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

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Seattle

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.
For shopping fun, head to Chihuly Garden and Glass or Seattle Mystery Bookshop. Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square 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: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, stroll through Madison Beach, 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 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hollywood Walk of Fame and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. 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 34°C, and evening lows to 22°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 · Nightlife

Side Trip

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San Diego

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 USS Midway Museum and Marston House Museum. Escape the urban bustle at La Jolla Cove and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, make a trip to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and enjoy the sea views from Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°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 · Nature

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Las Vegas

Sin City

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 Hoover Dam Bypass. Do your shopping at The Strip and The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at New York New York Casino, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go 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. Traveling from San Diego in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). 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 · Nature

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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 28°C to lows of 7°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 trip

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Denver

Mile-High City

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 Trinity United Methodist 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 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September since evenings lows in Denver dip to 13°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 · Tours

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New York City

Big Apple

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 Statue of Liberty National Monument. For shopping fun, head to Fifth Avenue or Shopping Girlfriend NYC. The adventure continues: visit Times Square, 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 take a 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 22°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 · Shopping

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.