41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Monterey
Drive
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Morro Bay
Drive
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Malibu
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 1 day
Drive
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
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St. George
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
Fly
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Austin
Drive
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Waco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Houston
Drive
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Memphis
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Indianapolis
Drive
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Pittsburgh
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New York City
— 7 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Golden Gate Bridge Tours, Alcatraz Tours, Golden Gate Bridge, and other attractions. On the 8th (Tue), see Alcatraz Tours, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then catch all the local highlights with Golden Gate Bridge Tours. On your second day here, make a trip to Alamo Square, then make a trip to Painted Ladies, and then identify plant and animal life at Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Monterey takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Monterey

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Morro Bay

Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. On the 10th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Morro Rock.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Morro Bay journey app.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Monterey in September, expect nights in Morro Bay to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Pismo Beach

— 1 night
Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pismo Beach sightseeing planner.

Pismo Beach is just a short distance from Morro Bay. In September, daytime highs in Pismo Beach are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Malibu.

Things to do in Pismo Beach

Wineries · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Malibu

Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Malibu trip planner.

You can drive from Pismo Beach to Malibu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Pismo Beach in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malibu, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Santa Monica

— 1 day

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): browse the different shops at Two Rodeo Drive and then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Monica online sightseeing planner.

Santa Monica is very close to Malibu. In September in Santa Monica, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Anaheim

— 4 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Bring the kids along to Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney District.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Anaheim route planning tool.

Getting from Santa Monica to Anaheim by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of tram and train; or do a combination of tram and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Santa Monica in September: highs in Anaheim hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Universal Studios Hollywood has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Los Angeles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a train. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Keep things going the next day: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park journey planner.

Drive from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to St. George.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

St. George

— 2 nights
St. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pine Valley Chapel, take in the exciting artwork at Kayenta Art Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Tabernacle, then contemplate the long history of Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, and finally admire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read St. George road trip planning app.

Take a shuttle from Grand Canyon National Park to St. George in 11 hours. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in St. George: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 20°C at night. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Strip and The Neon Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Escape Adventures. There's more to do: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St. George to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. George to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. George in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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 24th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, trek along Panorama Trail, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Capitan.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

San Francisco

City by the Bay

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. You'll set off for Austin on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Austin

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Mexic-Arte Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Austin vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Austin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Austin hover around 39°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Waco.

Things to do in Austin

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Waco

— 2 nights
Sightseeing in Waco offers many possibilities in a medium-sized town on the Brazos River in central Texas.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for gifts at Magnolia Market Silos.

To find maps and tourist information, go to the Waco online travel route planner.

Getting from Austin to Waco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September in Waco, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Houston.

Things to do in Waco

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Museums

Houston

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall, and then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Houston online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Waco to Houston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Houston when traveling from Waco in September, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

New Orleans

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Royal Street, then learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Audubon Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Houston to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston in September, you will find days in New Orleans are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Memphis.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Memphis

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll

The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sun Studio. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel, get to know the resident critters at Memphis Zoo, and then admire the majestic nature at Hampson Archeological Museum State Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Memphis day trip planner.

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Memphis takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from New Orleans in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Memphis, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Nashville

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Lotz House Museum, then see the interesting displays at RCA Studio B, then look for gifts at Colts Chocolates, and finally steep yourself in history at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Indianapolis

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Indianapolis travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nashville to Indianapolis by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Indianapolis. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nashville in October: highs in Indianapolis hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 10°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Lake Michigan has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Indianapolis to Chicago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Chicago are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maid of the Mist.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Chicago to Niagara Falls by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pittsburgh.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Pittsburgh

City of Bridges

Known primarily for its steel-related heritage and 446 bridges, Pittsburgh sits at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers, which meet to form the Ohio River.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Pittsburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Niagara Falls to Pittsburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You will leave for New York City on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Pittsburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nightlife

New York City

— 7 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grand Central Terminal, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, and other attractions you added. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip website.

Drive from Pittsburgh to New York City in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New York City when traveling from Pittsburgh in October, with lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

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.

Utah travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails · Scenic Drive
The Beehive State
A huge but sparsely populated land, Utah remains a major holiday destination offering plenty of year-round outdoor vacation ideas, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and camping. The rugged terrain, defined by towering mountain peaks, deep canyons, and vast deserts, seems custom-made for adventurous nature lovers. With five national parks, the state has no shortage of pristine wilderness areas, causing many tourists to overlook the cultural attractions of its towns. Salt Lake City, the state's capital, features the headquarters of the Mormon Church, and draws over 5 million annual visitors. Utah also hosts several major film festivals each year, attracting young movie buffs from around the world.