42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
2
Las Vegas
— 5 nights
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
4
Laguna Beach
— 2 nights
5
Long Beach
— 1 night
6
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
7
San Simeon
— 2 nights
8
Carmel
— 4 nights
9
San Jose
— 1 night
10
San Francisco
— 5 nights
11
Sacramento
— 1 night
12
Portland
— 5 nights
13
Seattle
— 4 nights

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Grand Canyon National Park

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.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, thentake some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, and finally stroll through South Kaibab Trail. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then get great views at Pima Point.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip tool.

Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be much colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Inner Canyon ©
Inner Canyon
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

5
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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.
Grand Canyon Ranch has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of Fire State Park and M&M'S World Las Vegas. You'll explore and learn at The Neon Museum and The Mob Museum. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take an in-depth tour of Titanic, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trips

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

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Point Loma. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Anza-Borrego Desert State Park will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Old Point Loma Lighthouse, kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, appreciate the history behind Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, and admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to San Diego takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, you will find days in San Diego are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Laguna Beach.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ©
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

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Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach ©
Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County, California, in the United States. On the 29th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Pacific Marine Mammal Center, kick back and relax at Crystal Cove, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Victoria Beach, and finally kick back and relax at 1,000 Steps Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Virga Gallery, thenadmire the masterpieces at Laguna Art Museum, and finally put a fun spin on your tour with ClueHoo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Laguna Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Laguna Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Laguna Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Long Beach.

Things to do in Laguna Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Marine Mammal Center ©
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological ©
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological

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Long Beach

Long Beach ©
Long Beach has long been overshadowed by its bigger and more famous neighbor known as the City of Angels.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel, thendeepen your understanding at California State University Long Beach, thenadmire the masterpieces at Long Beach Museum of Art, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rosie's Dog Beach.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Long Beach tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Laguna Beach to Long Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Long Beach sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Long Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosie's Dog Beach ©
Rosie's Dog Beach
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel ©
Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Long Beach Museum of Art ©
Long Beach Museum of Art

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Relax by the water at Carpinteria State Beach and El Matador State Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Getty Center, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and learn about all things military at Battleship USS Iowa Museum.

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

Los Angeles is very close to Long Beach. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Santa Monica Mountains, El Matador State Beach, Carpinteria State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

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San Simeon

San Simeon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Leffingwell Landing and then identify plant and animal life at Friends of the Elephant Seal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Camp Roberts Historical Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of New Camaldoli Hermitage, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sand Dollar Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Simeon tour itinerary app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Simeon: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cambria, Camp Roberts Historical Museum, Sand Dollar Beach, New Camaldoli Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Sand Dollar Beach ©
Sand Dollar Beach
Camp Roberts Historical Museum ©
Camp Roberts Historical Museum

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Point Lobos and Asilomar State Beach. Relax by the water at Pfeiffer State Beach and Monastery Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Mission San Juan Bautista in San Juan Bautista (about 42 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard, kick back and relax at Lovers Point, trek along Scenic Road Walkway, and look for gifts at AiX.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Simeon to Carmel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in June, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Carmel: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Mission San Juan Bautista, AiX, Pfeiffer State Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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San Jose

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take an unorthodox tour of Winchester Mystery House, take an in-depth tour of Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, thendo a tasting at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Jose driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Jose takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Carmel in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Jose, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Jose

Historic Sites Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Winchester Mystery House ©
Winchester Mystery House
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum ©
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Legion of Honor. Get in touch with nature at Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Patrick Amiot (in Sebastopol) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's much more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, hike along Lands End, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planning app.

Traveling by car from San Jose to San Francisco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. When traveling from San Jose in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Dunes, Patrick Amiot, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Effie Yeaw Nature Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Governor's Mansion, thenexamine the collection at California State Railroad Museum, and finally stop by The Chefs' Olive Mix.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sacramento trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Sacramento in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Sacramento to be about the same, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Effie Yeaw Nature Center ©
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Governor's Mansion ©
Governor's Mansion

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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.
Portland Art Museum and Live Laugh Love Art will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Fort Clatsop National Memorial and Columbia River Highway. Change things up with these side-trips from Portland: Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks), Flavel House Museum (in Astoria) and Manzanita Beach (in Manzanita). There's lots more to do: stop by Powell's City of Books, stroll through Mount Hood, take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and take an in-depth tour of Oregon Historical Society.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Portland trip maker.

Fly from Sacramento to Portland in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Portland, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Astoria, Oneonta Gorge, Live Laugh Love Art, Fort Vancouver | National Historic Site, Columbia River Highway
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clatsop National Memorial ©
Fort Clatsop National Memorial
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Art Museum ©
Portland Art Museum

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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.
Visiting Snoqualmie Falls and Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chihuly Garden and Glass and Bruce Lee Grave Site. Venture out of the city with trips to Bloedel Reserve (in Bainbridge Island) and LeMay - America's Car Museum (in Tacoma). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pike Place Market, look for gifts at Chukar Cherries, get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, Bloedel Reserve, LeMay - America's Car Museum, Snoqualmie Falls
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
LeMay - America's Car Museum ©
LeMay - America's Car Museum
Snoqualmie Falls ©
Snoqualmie Falls

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