36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Glen Ellen
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Louisville
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and de Young Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lands End and Marin Headlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Sacramento (California State Railroad Museum & Crocker Art Museum) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glad Tidings Church, see the interesting displays at Golden State Model Railroad Museum, and walk around Presidio of San Francisco.

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Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in San Francisco: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glen Ellen.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glen Ellen

— 2 nights
Glen Ellen is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA. The population was 784 at the 2010 census, down from 992 at the 2000 census. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Oxbow Public Market, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then do a tasting at B Cellars Vineyards and Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Amorosa, then learn about winemaking at Modus Operandi Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Glen Ellen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Glen Ellen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Glen Ellen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glen Ellen

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mob Museum and Counts Kustoms. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of Fire State Park and Titanic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Las Vegas: Helicopter Tours (in Henderson) and Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection (in Laughlin). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The LINQ Promenade, see the interesting displays at Wayne Newton's Casa de Shenandoah, make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Las Vegas road trip planner.

You can fly from Glen Ellen to Las Vegas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Glen Ellen in April, expect Las Vegas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Nature · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Get some historical perspective at St. Louis Cathedral and Royal Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore Laura: Louisiana's Creole Heritage Site and New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Orleans: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens (in Darrow), Whitney Plantation (in Wallace) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Slidell). There's lots more to do: put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans, brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Old New Orleans Rum Distillery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip builder website.

You can fly from Las Vegas to New Orleans in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas to New Orleans, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

New York City

— 5 nights

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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Met Cloisters and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Venture out of the city with trips to Philadelphia (Philadelphia Museum of Art & Independence National Historical Park) and Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, &more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at KGB Espionage Museum, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, and stop by Times Square.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to New York City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in April, expect nights in New York City to be much colder, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Louisville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Louisville

— 1 night

Derby City

Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, is best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kentucky Artisan Distillery, see the interesting displays at Kentucky Derby Museum, then examine the collection at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and finally catch the contagious excitement of Churchill Downs.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Louisville visit planner.

You can fly from New York City to Louisville in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in April, expect nights in Louisville to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Louisville

Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nashville

— 5 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Get a sense of the local culture at Downtown Nashville and Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery. Andrew Jackson's Hermitage and Carnton will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: Franklin (McLemore House, Carter House, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Lotz House Museum, take a stroll through Downtown Franklin, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and examine the collection at RCA Studio B.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nashville online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Louisville to Nashville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. May in Nashville sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
The Getty Center and Mission San Juan Capistrano will appeal to museum buffs. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Palm Springs Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Oceanside Pier (in Oceanside), Old Town Temecula (in Temecula) and Carlsbad (Carlsbad Village & South Carlsbad State Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay, admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica State Beach, and examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday builder site.

You can fly from Nashville to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nashville to Los Angeles, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Nashville in May: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Sonoma County travel guide

4.8
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · State Parks
Less than an hour from San Francisco, Sonoma County bills itself as the "Number 1 Wine Destination in the U.S." for good reason. Though not as famous as the neighboring Napa Valley, Sonoma County features a rolling landscape dotted with over 250 wineries. The county ranks among the country's most agriculturally productive regions. It turns out not only some of America's finest grapes, but also hops, prunes, and apples. The county manages to cling to its leisurely way of life--which is how the local nickname "Slow-noma" got started (despite the fact that the valley attracts nearly 8 million tourists annually)--and is really more about simple enjoyment than a jam-packed sightseeing itinerary. Napa may be better known, but as the crowds of visitors continue to clog the roads there, Sonoma's appeal as a vacation destination only grows.

Kentucky travel guide

4.5
Caves · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
The Bluegrass State
A diverse region of sprawling farmland and rich cultural heritage, Kentucky is the birthplace of American horse racing and home to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. While the cities of Lexington and Louisville experience the majority of the state's tourism, Kentucky is also a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts with its array of natural attractions, including the Cumberland Gap and the world's longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Take a tour through original Civil War battlefields to delve into the nation's history, or head to one of the many bourbon distilleries to learn more about Kentucky's most famous export.