36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Portland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
San Francisco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Carmel
— 1 night
Bus:  4 h 45 min
4
Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
San Diego
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h
8
Moab
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
11
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Mt. Hood National Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Sokol Blosser Winery (in Dundee), Carlton Winemakers Studio (in Carlton) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (in Turner). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Columbia River Highway, admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, and stop by Powell's City of Books.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Portland trip simple and quick.

Vancouver, Canada to Portland is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. When traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Portland: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Portland

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Mt. Hood National Forest, Sokol Blosser Winery, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Willamette Valley Vineyards, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Sokol Blosser Winery ©
Sokol Blosser Winery
Columbia River Highway ©
Columbia River Highway

5
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Alcatraz Island and Grace Cathedral. Get outdoors at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Gracianna Winery (in Healdsburg), Pride Mountain Vineyards (in St. Helena) and B Cellars Vineyards and Winery (in Oakville). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, stroll around Presidio of San Francisco, and wander the streets of SoMa.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

Fly from Portland to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Portland in October; daily highs in San Francisco reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Gracianna Winery, Pride Mountain Vineyards, B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

1
night
Carmel

Carmel ©
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. On the 11th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Asilomar State Beach and then kick back and relax at Point Lobos.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Carmel journey planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Carmel in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Asilomar State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

5
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, hike along Four Mile Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online tour planner.

You can take a bus from Carmel to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. Traveling from Carmel in October, Yosemite National Park is cooler at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at El Pueblo de Los Angeles and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Escape the urban bustle at Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Will Rogers State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Nicholas Canyon Beach (in Malibu). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Royal Palms State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Del Rey Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in Los Angeles are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are much warmer (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica State Beach, Nicholas Canyon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach
Will Rogers State Beach ©
Will Rogers State Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Black's Beach and Children's Pool. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

Before you visit San Diego, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In October in San Diego, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Valley of Fire State Park. Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from San Diego to Las Vegas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Valley of Fire State Park, Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
The Strip ©
The Strip
Valley of Fire State Park ©
Valley of Fire State Park

1
day
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Arches National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Moab route planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Las Vegas to Moab in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 October, things will get little chillier in Moab: highs are around 25°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park

2
nights
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Venture out of the city with trips to Grand Teton National Park (Leigh Lake, Teton Point Turnout, &more).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jackson Hole trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Moab to Jackson Hole takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, Jackson Hole is little chillier than Moab - with highs of 15°C and lows of -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Amphitheater Lake ©
Amphitheater Lake
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail

6
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Mount Washburn. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Black Sand Basin, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, and explore the striking landscape of Gibbon Falls.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Jackson Hole in October: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Alki Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Seattle attractions planning website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
Alki Beach ©
Alki Beach
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass

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