47 days in United States Itinerary

47 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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Phoenix
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San Diego
— 10 nights
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Los Angeles
— 8 nights
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San Francisco
— 22 nights
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Phoenix

— 6 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Take a break from the city and head to Arizona Scenic Tours - Day Tours and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musical Instrument Museum and LDV Winery. Explore Phoenix's surroundings by going to Scottsdale (Taliesin West & McDowell Sonoran Preserve), Right On Target Clay Guides of AZ (in Gilbert) and Cave Creek (Spur Cross Ranch & Wild at Heart). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Camelback Mountain, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and hike along Echo Canyon Trail and Recreation Area.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Phoenix holiday planner.

New York City to Phoenix is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Phoenix: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

San Diego

— 10 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.
Take a break from the city and head to La Jolla Cove and Black's Beach. Get some cultural insight at USS Midway Museum and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting San Diego side-trips: San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve (in Cardiff-by-the-Sea), Dog Beach (in Del Mar) and Willow Creek Stables (in Encinitas). And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, walk around Balboa Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SeaWorld San Diego, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Children's Pool.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Phoenix to San Diego takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Phoenix to San Diego. When traveling from Phoenix in May, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 71°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 8 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.
Visit Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach for some beach relaxation. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Getty Center and Abbot Kinney Boulevard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Beverly Hills (Mulholland Drive & Rodeo Drive), Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santa Monica Mountains, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and find something for the whole family at Universal Studios Hollywood.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Angeles travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Los Angeles can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 22 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sonoma Coast State Beach and Bodega Dunes. Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Safari West. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: St. Helena (Long Meadow Ranch - Rutherford Estate, Modus Operandi Cellars, &more), Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Simi Winery, &more) and Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens (in Fulton). Dedicate the 13th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Point Reyes Safaris, do a tasting at The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip site.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.