40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States vacation planner

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Kingman
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Seligman
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Hualapai Reservation
— 1 night
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Tusayan
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Page
— 1 night
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Lake Powell
— 3 nights
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Springdale
— 1 night
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Zion National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 1 night
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West Yellowstone
— 1 night
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Arco
— 1 night
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Twin Falls
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Wells
— 1 night
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Elko
— 1 night
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Lee Vining
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Cambria
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Monica Pier and Rodeo Drive. The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary planning tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Los Angeles, with lows of 22°C. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
You've added "O" by Cirque du Soleil, The Forum Shops at Caesars, The Neon Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Fergusons Downtown, then get engrossed in the history at Titanic, and then shop like a local with The Strip. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Hershey's Chocolate World, find something for the whole family at Circus Circus Adventuredome Theme Park, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then browse the different shops at The Forum Shops at Caesars, and finally see a one-of-a-kind show at "O" by Cirque du Soleil.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kingman.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Kingman

Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kingman tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Kingman takes 2 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas to Kingman, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in August, with highs in Kingman at 41°C and lows at 23°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll travel to Seligman.

Things to do in Kingman

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Fun & Games

Seligman

Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona, the United States.The population was 456 at the 2000 census.GeographySeligman is located at, at 5240ft in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Return to the 50s and then look for gifts at The Rusty Bolt.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seligman trip planner.

You can drive from Kingman to Seligman in 1.5 hours. In August, Seligman is little chillier than Kingman - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hualapai Reservation.

Things to do in Seligman

Museums · Shopping

Hualapai Reservation

— 1 night
You've now added Grand Canyon Skywalk to your itinerary.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hualapai Reservation online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Seligman to Hualapai Reservation by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seligman in August; daily highs in Hualapai Reservation reach 41°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Tusayan.

Things to do in Hualapai Reservation

Shopping

Side Trip

Tusayan

— 2 nights
Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 22nd (Sun), trek along Rim Trail.

To plan Tusayan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Hualapai Reservation to Tusayan takes 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hualapai Reservation in August, with highs in Tusayan at 31°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Tusayan

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Grand Canyon National Park is very close to Tusayan. In August, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Page on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
You've now added Antelope Canyon to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Page visit planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Page takes 4 hours. In August, Page is a bit warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for Lake Powell.

Things to do in Page

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Lake Powell

— 3 nights
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 25th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail, get all the information you need at Carl Hayden Visitor Center Page, and then take in breathtaking views at Ticaboo Canyon.

Find out how to plan Lake Powell trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Page to Lake Powell takes 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Springdale

— 1 night
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 27th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Riverside Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Emerald Pools.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Springdale route planner.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Springdale in 5.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lake Powell in August since evenings lows in Springdale dip to 14°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Zion National Park

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zion National Park trip itinerary builder.

Zion National Park is very close to Springdale. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Navajo Loop Trail and then hike along Rim Trail.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bryce Canyon National Park day trip planning tool.

Drive from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, things will get a bit cooler in Bryce Canyon National Park: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bingham Copper Mine as well as Great Salt Lake. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Bingham Copper Mine, then take in the exciting artwork at Art at the Main Gallery, then walk around Washington Square, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Great Salt Lake.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Salt Lake City tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Salt Lake City, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
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.
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Town Square.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Jackson Hole route site.

Fly from Salt Lake City to Jackson Hole in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salt Lake City in August, plan for slightly colder days in Jackson Hole, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Grand Teton National Park.
Highlights from your trip

Grand Teton National Park

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park online travel route planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Grand Teton National Park in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Teton National Park can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Petrified Tree, Mammoth Hot Springs and Artists Paintpots. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get great views at Calcite Springs Overlook, make a trip to Petrified Tree, admire the sheer force of Undine Falls, then take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Old Gardiner Road, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Artists Paintpots.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gardiner.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Gardiner

— 1 night
Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lamar Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Norris Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Steamboat Geyser, then take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and finally identify plant and animal life at Grand Loop Road.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gardiner tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Gardiner takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Gardiner sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to West Yellowstone.

Things to do in Gardiner

Nature · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trip

West Yellowstone

— 1 night
The town of West Yellowstone has served as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park since the early 1900s.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Mud Volcano, witness a stunning natural landmark at West Thumb Geyser Basin, and then take in the natural beauty of Sapphire Pool.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the West Yellowstone route maker site.

Traveling by car from Gardiner to West Yellowstone takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Arco.

Things to do in West Yellowstone

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Arco

— 1 night
Arco is a city in Butte County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Craters of the Moon National Monument and then see the interesting displays at EBR-1.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Arco road trip planner.

You can drive from West Yellowstone to Arco in 3 hours. Traveling from West Yellowstone in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Arco, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Twin Falls.

Things to do in Arco

Nature · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Twin Falls

Twin Falls is the county seat and largest city of Twin Falls County, Idaho, United States. To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Twin Falls driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Arco to Twin Falls takes 2 hours. When traveling from Arco in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Twin Falls: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Wells.

Things to do in Twin Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Wells

— 1 night
Wells is a small city in Elko County, in northeast Nevada in the western United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the activities along Angel Lake.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wells trip planner.

Traveling by car from Twin Falls to Wells takes 2 hours. Traveling from Twin Falls to Wells, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Twin Falls in September since evenings lows in Wells dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Elko.

Things to do in Wells

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Elko

— 1 night
Elko is the largest city and county seat of Elko County, Nevada, United States. On the 8th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Sherman Station Visitor's Center, take an in-depth tour of Western Folklife Center, and then stop by J.M. Capriola Co.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Elko sightseeing planner.

Drive from Wells to Elko in an hour. In September in Elko, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Elko

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Lee Vining

— 1 night
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Panum Crater.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lee Vining, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Elko to Lee Vining in 6 hours. Traveling from Elko in September, things will get a bit cooler in Lee Vining: highs are around 27°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Olmsted Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally get great views at Washburn Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nature Center at Happy Isles, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore the galleries of Ansel Adams Gallery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, then get great views at Valley View, and finally get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Getting from Lee Vining to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. September in Yosemite National Park sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Thornton Beach State Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Alcatraz Island and Union Square. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Half Moon Bay (Cowell Ranch State Beach & Dunes Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monterey

— 2 nights
Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Your day by day itinerary now includes Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Point Lobos and Monterey Bay Aquarium. On the 15th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Monterey Bay Aquarium and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the majestic nature at Point Lobos and then identify plant and animal life at Ano Nuevo State Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Monterey are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Simeon

— 1 night
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Piedras Blancas has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), get answers to all your questions at Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop and then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Simeon road trip planner.

Drive from Monterey to San Simeon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Monterey in September: highs in San Simeon hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cambria.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Cambria

Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cambria online holiday maker.

Cambria is very close to San Simeon. In September, daily temperatures in Cambria can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Cambria

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Nature

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online travel planner.

Drive from Cambria to Santa Barbara in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cambria in September: highs in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

City of Angels

Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Third Street Promenade and The Grove.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Los Angeles trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Santa Barbara in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.

Wyoming travel guide

4.7
Hot Springs · Wildlife Areas · River Rafting & Tubing
The Equality State
Still largely undiscovered by foreign tourism, Wyoming is anything but "the bunchgrass edge of the world," as a writer once called it. Though the state's geography includes mostly wide-open plains, swaths of high desert, and sweeping mountain ridges, it also contains many small towns filled with places to visit, such as historical buildings, museums, shops, and restaurants. A great place to discover the last vestiges of the Old West, Wyoming's tourist attractions include the country's first national park, Native American reservations, and a smattering of ghost towns from the early frontier days. As you travel across this "Cowboy State," remember that distances between towns can be vast, requiring more advance vacation planning than travel in more densely populated parts of the country.

Idaho travel guide

4.6
River Rafting & Tubing · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
The Gem State
The mountainous state of Idaho houses some of the country's largest stretches of unspoiled nature. There are plenty of opportunities for adventurous holidays here, with rapids, canyons, snow-capped mountains, expansive lakes, and waterfalls higher than Niagara Falls. Those on vacation with access to a car can enjoy some of the most scenic drives in the nation while traversing Idaho's rugged landscape. Boise, the state's capital and most populous city, provides cultural attractions such as museums, galleries, and theater. The students of Boise State University contribute to the city's vibrant and growing nightlife scene.