36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Napa
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien will appeal to history buffs. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, wander the streets of SoMa, and hunt for treasures at Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco visit website.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Brisbane in October, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Napa.

Things to do in San Francisco

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace

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Napa

Napa ©

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
Relax by the water at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Venture out of the city with trips to Petaluma Seed Bank (in Petaluma), St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards & Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards) and Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery & Gracianna Winery). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum and learn about winemaking at V. Sattui Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Napa trip planning tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Napa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Napa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Napa

Wineries · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards ©
Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Sonoma Coast State Beach ©
Sonoma Coast State Beach
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum ©
The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum

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Las Vegas

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.
For shopping fun, head to The Strip or The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at The Mirage, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas holiday tool.

Getting from Napa to Las Vegas by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Napa in October, Las Vegas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum
Bellagio Hotel and Casino ©
Bellagio Hotel and Casino

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Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Biltmore and Fowler's Clay Works. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Walker Sisters' Cabin and Little Greenbrier School. Change things up with a short trip to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (about 34 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, learn about winemaking at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Gatlinburg trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Gatlinburg, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Gatlinburg is slightly colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 27°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
Biltmore ©
Biltmore
Tennessee Homemade Wines ©
Tennessee Homemade Wines

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New York City

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.
Head to Fifth Avenue and Chelsea Marketfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, go for a walk through The High Line, and contemplate the long history of Ellis Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to New York City in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in New York City, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©
American Museum of Natural History

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Miami

Miami ©

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Collins Avenue, look for gifts at Guayaba y Chocolate, kick back and relax at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): shop like a local with Aventura Mall, then shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and then shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planning site.

You can fly from New York City to Miami in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Miami at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©

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.
Shop till you drop at Louisiana Music Factory and Royal Street. You'll explore and learn at The National WWII Museum and Cabildo. Go for a jaunt from New Orleans to White Castle to see Nottoway Plantation about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and make a trip to Jackson Square.

Discover how to plan a New Orleans trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. While traveling from Miami, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in New Orleans

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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San Diego

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Midway Museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego. We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Mission Beach Park. Step out of San Diego to go to Encinitas and see Moonlight Beach State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Children's Pool, kick back and relax at Windansea Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Diego vacation builder app.

You can fly from New Orleans to San Diego in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Orleans to San Diego. When traveling from New Orleans in November, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Los Angeles

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.
Visit Hollywood Forever Cemetery and El Pueblo de Los Angeles for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Go for a jaunt from Los Angeles to Malibu to see Nicholas Canyon Beach about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and immerse yourself in nature at Royal Palms State Beach.

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Drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica State Beach ©
Santa Monica State Beach

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