42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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1
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
2
San Diego
— 2 nights
3
Monterey
— 2 nights
4
Carmel
— 2 nights
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
6
Rutherford
— 1 night
7
Wawona
— 4 nights
8
Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
9
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
10
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
12
Sedona
— 3 nights
13
Santa Fe
— 2 nights
14
Moab
— 2 nights

4
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Museum-lovers will appreciate Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Petersen Automotive Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel tool.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norton Simon Museum, Glass Church / Wayfarers Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Battleship USS Iowa Museum ©
Battleship USS Iowa Museum
The Broad ©
The Broad
Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Petersen Automotive Museum

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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.
Visit Coronado Beach and Del Mar City Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and San Diego Air & Space Museum. Take a break from San Diego with a short trip to Lions, Tigers & Bears in Alpine, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial, stroll through Windansea Beach, and see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the San Diego trip maker tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: highs in San Diego hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Del Mar City Beach, Lions, Tigers & Bears, Coronado Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery ©
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Lions, Tigers & Bears ©
Lions, Tigers & Bears
Coronado Beach ©
Coronado Beach

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Bautista, stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey sightseeing website.

You can fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in September; daily highs in Monterey reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Mission San Juan Bautista, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail ©
Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail

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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. On the 5th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, thenstroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, thenlearn about winemaking at Talbott Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Joullian Vineyards & Winery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, thenkick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, and then do a tasting at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel journey builder website.

Carmel is very close to Monterey. In September, daytime highs in Carmel are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmel Valley, Big Sur
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Parsonage Winery Tasting Room ©
Parsonage Winery Tasting Room
Joullian Vineyards & Winery ©
Joullian Vineyards & Winery

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Marin Headlands. The adventure continues: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

Start your trip to San Francisco by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rutherford.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Golden State Model Railroad Museum, Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods National Monument
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

1
night
Rutherford

Rutherford ©
Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, thenlearn about winemaking at Inglenook, thenlearn about winemaking at Elizabeth Spencer Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Rutherford fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from San Francisco to Rutherford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Rutherford dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Robert Mondavi Winery
Highlights from your plan
Robert Mondavi Winery ©
Robert Mondavi Winery
Mumm Napa ©
Mumm Napa
Inglenook ©
Inglenook

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Wawona

Wawona ©
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Tioga Pass. Change things up with these side-trips from Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Washburn Point, Cloud's Rest, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Taft Point and appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Wawona road trip tool.

Drive from Rutherford to Wawona in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Rutherford in September, things will get a bit warmer in Wawona: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yosemite National Park
Highlights from your plan
Yosemite, Tunnel View ©
Yosemite, Tunnel View
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tioga Pass ©
Tioga Pass

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Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, thentake an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, thenexplore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Wawona to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Panamint Range ©
Panamint Range
Twenty Mule Team Canyon ©
Twenty Mule Team Canyon

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Route 66 Museum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore and learn at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Counts Kustoms. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Chloride and see Chloride, Arizona, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, stop by The LINQ Promenade, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip builder site.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trips

Historic Route 66 Museum, Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection, Chloride, Arizona, Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Historic Route 66 Museum ©
Historic Route 66 Museum
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection ©
Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

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Zion National Park

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum and IG Winery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion Shuttle and LaFave Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Springdale (Worthington Gallery, David J West Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Kolob Terrace Road, explore the landscape on two wheels at Pa'rus Trail, cruise along Kolob Canyon Road, and hike along Kayenta Trail.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zion National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Zion National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Springdale, Cedar City
Highlights from your plan
Zion Shuttle ©
Zion Shuttle
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum ©
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides ©
Zion Rock & Mountain Guides

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Canyon Railway Depot and Yavapai Geology Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, take some stellar pictures from Trailview Overlook, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim

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Sedona

Sedona ©
Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, thenexplore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, get a taste of the local shopping with Son Silver West Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Sedona Heritage Museum, thenview the masterpieces at Sedona Arts Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Renee Taylor Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Arizona Copper Art Museum, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park ©
Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park
Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art ©

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, thenexplore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, thenexamine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and finally browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, thensee the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, thentake in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey planner.

You can fly from Sedona to Santa Fe in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palace of the Governors ©
Palace of the Governors
San Miguel Chapel ©
San Miguel Chapel
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture ©
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

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Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery, hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Poison Spider Trail. On the next day, trek along Hidden Valley Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Moab can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve ©
Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve
Lions Park ©
Lions Park
Bret Edge Photography Gallery ©
Bret Edge Photography Gallery