41 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Pismo Beach
— 1 night
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
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Supai
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Stanley
— 2 nights
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Drive to Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, Fly to Wilkes Barre Scranton International Airport, Drive to State College
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State College
— 2 nights
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New York City
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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.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in October, San Francisco is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 2 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): trek along Eagle Falls Trail, then contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then take a memorable drive along Inspiration Point Vista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Mt. Tallac Trail, immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the South Lake Tahoe online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to South Lake Tahoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect nights in South Lake Tahoe to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 3 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, get great views at Valley View, make a trip to Washburn Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Dome.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

Drive from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pismo Beach.
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Pismo Beach — 1 night

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. On the 14th (Sat), relax in the rural setting at Rutiz Family Farms, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove, and then take in the waterfront at Pismo Pier.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pismo Beach visit planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Pismo Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Pismo Beach: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Los Angeles.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Pismo Beach in October since evenings lows in Los Angeles dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
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Joshua Tree National Park — 2 nights

Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Joshua Tree National Park is known for nature, trails, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Split Rock, admire the natural beauty at Cholla Cactus Garden, stroll through 49 Palms Canyon Trail, and identify plant and animal life at Barker Dam Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Joshua Tree National Park visit planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Joshua Tree National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. October in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 18°C at night. You will leave for Supai on the 21st (Sat).
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Supai — 1 night

Supai is a census-designated place (CDP) in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, within the Grand Canyon.As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 208. On the 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Havasu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Havasupai Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mooney Falls.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Supai trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Supai. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Supai. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Supai hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Supai to Grand Canyon National Park. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 2 nights

Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Zion National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zion National Park day trip planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Salt Lake City.
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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.
On the 26th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City road trip planning app.

You can fly from Zion National Park to Salt Lake City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from Zion National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Salt Lake City: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, go for a walk through Potholes Turnout, explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in October, expect Grand Teton National Park to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Upper Falls of the Yellowstone River and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the natural beauty of Blue Star Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stanley.
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Stanley — 2 nights

Stanley is a town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Redfish Lake and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, see a world frozen in time at Bayhorse Ghost Town and Trails System, and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Bonanza and Custer Ghost Town.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stanley holiday planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Stanley in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, you will find days in Stanley are a bit warmer (4°C), and nights are about the same (-11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to State College.
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State College — 2 nights

State College is a home rule municipality in Centre County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On the 3rd (Fri), deepen your understanding at Penn State University, then admire the masterpieces at Palmer Museum of Art, then admire the natural beauty at The Arboretum at Penn State, and finally walk around Tom Tudek Memorial Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, then get a dose of the wild on Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, and then experience the excitement of DelGrosso's Amusement Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our State College trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stanley to State College. The time zone difference when traveling from Stanley to State College is 2 hours. In November, State College is somewhat warmer than Stanley - with highs of 11°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to New York City.
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New York City — 8 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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and walk around The High Line.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New York City visit website.

Traveling by car from State College to New York City takes 4 hours. In November, New York City is somewhat warmer than State College - with highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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