46 days in United States Itinerary

46 days in United States Itinerary

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Jackson
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Reno
— 6 nights
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Carson City
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Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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Lompoc
— 4 nights
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Avila Beach
— 3 nights
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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Santa Cruz
— 3 nights
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Pescadero
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San Francisco
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Vallejo
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Concord
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Jackson — 4 nights

Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Alpine and Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park. When in Jackson, make a side trip to see Eldorado National Forest in Placerville, approximately Placerville away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, stop by Hein & Company Bookstore, savor the flavors at Gold Country Wine Tours, and don't miss a visit to Court Street.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jackson trip planner.

Modesto to Jackson is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Modesto in August, plan for slightly colder days in Jackson, with highs around 86°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Reno.
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Reno — 6 nights

Biggest Little City in the World

A sea of casinos in the high desert of the Sierra Nevadas, Reno capitalizes on gaming and nightlife.
Step off the beaten path and head to Donner Lake and Bartley Ranch Regional Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reno: Matt Heron Fly Fishing (in Olympic Valley), Truckee River Bike Trail (in Tahoe City) and Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge (in Truckee). There's much more to do: look and learn at Fleischmann Planetarium, see the interesting displays at Nevada Historical Society, try your luck at Club Cal-Neva Casino, and take an in-depth tour of Sparks Heritage Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Reno travel route site.

You can drive from Jackson to Reno in 3 hours. Traveling from Jackson in August, you will find days in Reno are a bit warmer (92°F), and nights are a bit cooler (60°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Carson City.
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Carson City — 1 night

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the US state of Nevada, named after the mountain man Kit Carson. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Genoa Cemetery and then kick back and relax at Secret Cove Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Carson City holiday maker app.

Traveling by car from Reno to Carson City takes an hour. Traveling from Reno in August, plan for little chillier nights in Carson City, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Salt Lake City.
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Salt Lake City — 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ensign Peak Park and Wheeler Historic Farm. Next up on the itinerary: trek along City Creek Canyon, examine the collection at Land Cruiser Heritage Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Millcreek Canyon, and steep yourself in history at Beehive House.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Salt Lake City trip planner.

You can drive from Carson City to Salt Lake City in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Carson City in August, Salt Lake City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Yaki Point, get great views at Lipan Point, and then cruise along East Rim Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on Grand Canyon Mule Tours by Xanterra, then get great views at Powell Point, then take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and finally stroll around Indian Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Salt Lake City in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 75°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): look for gifts at Las Vegas Fight Shop, then get outside with Green Valley Range, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at ELVIS: The Exhibition, bet on your favorite at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and then get active on the water at Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to San Diego.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Moonlight State Beach and Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: Oceanside (Mission San Luis Rey & Oceanside Museum Of Art). The adventure continues: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, see the interesting displays at Old Town Model Railroad Depot, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and head off the coast to Harbor and Shelter Islands.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Las Vegas to San Diego by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 4 nights

Heart of Orange County

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Radiator Springs Racers and Incredicoaster. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Adventure City. The adventure continues: catch some excitement at Grizzly River Run, grab your bike and head to Irvine Regional Park, and let the kids burn off some steam at Redwood Creek Challenge Trail.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaheim trip planner.

Getting from San Diego to Anaheim by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in September: highs in Anaheim hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lompoc.
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Lompoc — 4 nights

Lompoc is a city in Santa Barbara County, California, on the west coast of the United States. Explore hidden gems such as Foxen Canyon Wine Trail and Lompoc Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lompoc: Casa Dumetz Wines (in Los Alamos), Artiste Winery & Tasting Studio (in Los Olivos) and Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara Soaring & Rancho Olivos). Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary and do a tasting at Taste of Santa Rita Hills.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lompoc online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Lompoc takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Anaheim in September, with highs in Lompoc at 76°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Avila Beach.
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Avila Beach — 3 nights

Avila Beach is an unincorporated community in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States, located on San Luis Obispo Bay about 160 miles (257 km) northwest of Los Angeles, and about 200 miles south of San Francisco. Explore hidden gems such as Avila Hot Springs and Point Buchon Trail. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bluff Trail, take a leisurely stroll along Avila Beach Pier, and immerse yourself in nature at Los Osos Oaks State Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Avila Beach travel route app.

You can drive from Lompoc to Avila Beach in an hour. Traveling from Lompoc in September, you will find days in Avila Beach are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (57°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 3 nights

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. Explore hidden gems such as Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and Elkhorn Slough Safari. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Asilomar State Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the landscape on two wheels at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and walk around Dennis the Menace Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Monterey trip builder tool.

Getting from Avila Beach to Monterey by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Avila Beach in September, plan for little chillier days in Monterey, with highs around 72°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.
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Santa Cruz — 3 nights

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and Gizdich Ranch. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, do a tasting at Beauregard Vineyard, admire the majestic nature at Wilder Ranch State Park, and deepen your understanding at University of California Santa Cruz.

Start your trip to Santa Cruz by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Monterey to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Monterey in September, you will find days in Santa Cruz are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pescadero.
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Pescadero — 3 nights

Pescadero is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Mateo County, California two miles (3 km) east of State Route 1 and Pescadero State Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pigeon Point Beach and Skyline to the Sea Trail. Go for a jaunt from Pescadero to Woodside to see Wunderlich County Park about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Portola Redwoods State Park, stop by Arcangeli Grocery Company, relax in the rural setting at Swanton Berry Farm, and kick back and relax at Bean Hollow State Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pescadero trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Pescadero takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Pescadero are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of St. Mary.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Pescadero to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vallejo.
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Vallejo — 1 night

Vallejo is a waterfront port city in Solano County, California, located in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Marina Bay Trail, do a tasting at Ceja Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Trinitas Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Taylor Family Vineyards.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vallejo trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Vallejo in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of subway and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Vallejo when traveling from San Francisco in October, with lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Concord.
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Concord — 1 night

Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County, California. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): walk around Newhall Community Park, get a taste of life in the country at Borges Ranch, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Calicraft Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum on Main, then ponder the design of Lizzie Fountain, then learn about winemaking at McGrail Vineyards and Winery, and finally examine the collection at Lawrence Livermore National Lab Discovery Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Concord sightseeing site.

Concord is just a stone's throw from Vallejo. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Vallejo in October since evenings lows in Concord dip to 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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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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