42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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Lone Pine
— 1 night
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Williams
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 1 night
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Boston
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 6 nights
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Carlsbad
— 1 night
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Anaheim
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 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.
To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco day trip planning app.

Hobart, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Hobart to San Francisco, you'll gain 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hobart in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Your day by day itinerary now includes Yosemite Valley Floor Tour as well as Yosemite Valley Loop Trail. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a memorable ride with Yosemite Valley Floor Tour and then explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Keep things going the next day: trek along Yosemite Valley Loop Trail and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wawona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Wawona to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Lone Pine.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Lone Pine

— 1 night
Lone Pine is a census designated place (CDP) in Inyo County, California, United States. For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lone Pine road trip planning website.

You can drive from Wawona to Lone Pine in 6 hours. Traveling from Wawona in September, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Lone Pine. On the 1st (Thu), you're off to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Lone Pine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Lone Pine to Death Valley National Park in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Lone Pine in October, with lows around 13°C. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Nostalgia Street Rods. Kids will appreciate attractions like Fountains of Bellagio and The Neon Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, try to win big at Casino at Luxor Las Vegas, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planning tool.

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. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Death Valley National Park in October since evenings lows in Las Vegas dip to 18°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 5th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Mather Point.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Williams.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Williams

— 1 night
A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Williams lies on one of the first highways ever built in America, the iconic "Route 66." The town boasts many inns, motels, restaurants, and shops, although its most important feature is serving as the southern terminus of a scenic railway leading to the area's most famous tourist attraction, the World Heritage-listed Grand Canyon.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Joseph Catholic Church and then get engrossed in the history at Williams Depot.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Williams trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Williams by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Williams sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Williams

Museums · Historic Sites

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. On the 7th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of First Christian Church.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Williams to Phoenix takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Williams in October: high temperatures in Phoenix hover around 38°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Boston.

Things to do in Phoenix

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Boston

— 4 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Marginal Way Walkway and John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library. Freedom Trail and The Paul Revere House will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Boston with a short trip to Nauset Beach in Orleans, about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, engage your brain at Museum of Science, and take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Boston trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Phoenix to Boston in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Boston is 2 hours. When traveling from Phoenix in October, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Boston: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

New York City

— 6 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.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Cupsogue Beach County Park (in Westhampton Beach), Lido Beach (in Lido Beach) and Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip planning app.

You can fly from Boston to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 4 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
You'll explore and learn at National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Bring the kids along to National Gallery of Art and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Washington DC: Gettysburg (Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Military Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Jolla Cove, observe the fascinating underwater world at SeaWorld San Diego, admire the striking features of Marston House Museum, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

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You can fly from Washington DC to San Diego in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in October, with highs in San Diego at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Carlsbad.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Carlsbad

— 1 night

Village by the Sea

Stretching along 11 km (7 mi) of Pacific coastline, the city of Carlsbad attracts visitors with its Mediterranean climate and natural beauty.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Art Beat on Main Street, then take in the waterfront at Oceanside Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Carlsbad State Beach, and finally visit Carlsbad Village.

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Traveling by car from San Diego to Carlsbad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from San Diego in October, Carlsbad is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Anaheim.

Things to do in Carlsbad

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Anaheim

— 5 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Disneyland Park and Newport Beach. Visit Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum and Calico Ghost Town for their historical value. Step out of Anaheim with an excursion to Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disney California Adventure Park, don't miss a visit to Downtown Disney District, take in the exciting artwork at The Disney Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Founder's Park.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Anaheim trip planner.

You can drive from Carlsbad to Anaheim in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Carlsbad in October, expect Anaheim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Anaheim to Los Angeles in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

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.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.