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
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Half Moon Bay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Carmel
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 14 nights
Drive
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodega Dunes and Goat Rock Beach. Appreciate the collections at Walt Disney Family Museum and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Francisco: Castello di Amorosa (in Calistoga) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, shop like a local with Union Square, and get curious at Exploratorium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In August, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at El Capitan, then take some stellar pictures from Valley View, then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and then stroll around Mariposa Grove.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip site.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Half Moon Bay.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Half Moon Bay

— 2 nights
Half Moon Bay is a coastal city in San Mateo County, California, United States. Visit Pescadero State Beach and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Tall Trees Grove and Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Bean Hollow State Beach in Pescadero (about 32 minutes away). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and steep yourself in history at Filoli.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Half Moon Bay trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Half Moon Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Half Moon Bay, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Half Moon Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Carmel

— 3 nights
Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Your day by day itinerary now includes Jade Cove as well as Pfeiffer State Beach. It doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Carmel online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Half Moon Bay to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 14 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Third Street Promenade and Two Rodeo Drive. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Los Angeles: Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria State Beach), Camarillo Premium Outlets (in Camarillo) and Mission San Juan Capistrano (in San Juan Capistrano). Have a day of magic on the 25th (Wed) at Disneyland Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, kick back and relax at Nicholas Canyon Beach, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Carmel to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Carmel in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Point Loma and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Explore hidden gems such as Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, take in the waterfront at Seaport Village, and examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

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You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in San Diego

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets and Black Rock Forest Consortium. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center (in Stroudsburg), Cornelia & Florence Bridge Nature Preserve (in Milford) and Sam's Point Preserve (in Cragsmoor). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, stroll through 8th Ave Jetty, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to New York City is 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in New York City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.