55 days in United States Itinerary

55 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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Durango
— 3 nights
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Sedona
— 5 nights
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Williams
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 4 nights
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Sacramento
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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San Jose
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
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Carmel
— 4 nights
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Big Sur
— 4 nights
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Santa Maria
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 4 nights

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Step off the beaten path and head to Crystal Cove and The Grove. Venture out of the city with trips to Tehachapi (Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique & Tehachapi Mountain Park), Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade & Santa Monica Mountains) and Running Horse Ranch (in Lake Hughes). Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall and tour the water at your own pace with AllWater Charters & Boat Rentals.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online visit planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Los Angeles. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Tehachapi Mountain Park ©
Tehachapi Mountain Park
Crystal Cove ©
Crystal Cove
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

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Durango

Durango ©
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
Cliff Palace and Wines of the San Juan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Toh-Atin Gallery and Earthen Vessel Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Durango's surroundings by going to Mesa Verde National Park (Park Point & Ruins Road) and Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Honeyville, examine the collection at Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center, and get engrossed in the history at Animas Museum.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Durango trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Durango takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Durango, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, Durango is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Sedona.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

Side Trips

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Cliff Palace ©
Cliff Palace
Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center ©
Southern Ute Museum and Cultural Center
Wines of the San Juan ©
Wines of the San Juan

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Sedona

Sedona ©

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Old Town Cottonwood and Arizona Copper Art Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Palatki Ruins and Whiskey Row. Venture out of the city with trips to Sharlot Hall Museum (in Prescott) and V-Bar-V Heritage Site (in Rimrock). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Cathedral Rock, take in the exciting artwork at Son Silver West Gallery, cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and learn about winemaking at Javelina Leap Vineyard, Winery & Bistro.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sedona trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Sedona in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Durango in August, expect Sedona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Williams.

Things to do in Sedona

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Arizona Copper Art Museum ©
Arizona Copper Art Museum
Historic Old Town Cottonwood ©
Historic Old Town Cottonwood
Whiskey Row ©
Whiskey Row

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Williams

Williams ©
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 15th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Bearizona Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Thunder Eagle Native Art, then get engrossed in the history at Ash Fork Historical Society Museum, and finally tee off at Elephant Rocks at Williams.

Plan trip to Williams with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Sedona to Williams in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sedona in August, things will get a bit cooler in Williams: highs are around 30°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Williams

Golf · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Elephant Rocks at Williams ©
Elephant Rocks at Williams
Bearizona Wildlife Park ©
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Ash Fork Historical Society Museum ©
Ash Fork Historical Society Museum

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and Titanic. You'll explore and learn at The Neon Museum and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Veteran's Memorial Park (in Boulder City), Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge (in Amargosa Valley) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, engage your brain at Bodies The Exhibition, try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and examine the collection at The Mob Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas attractions planner.

You can drive from Williams to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or fly. Traveling from Williams to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Williams in August; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 45°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Titanic ©
Titanic
Pinball Hall of Fame ©
Pinball Hall of Fame

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San Diego

San Diego ©

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.
Do your shopping at Seaport Village and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Get a sense of the local culture at USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Carlsbad (Carlsbad Village & South Carlsbad State Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at La Jolla Shores Park, stroll through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, tour or see a game at Petco Park, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Diego using our trip planner.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 23°C, while days are cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sacramento.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
South Carlsbad State Beach ©
South Carlsbad State Beach
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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Sacramento

Sacramento ©

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Explore hidden gems such as California State Railroad Museum and Calaveras County Museum Complex. Do some cultural sightseeing at California State Capitol Museum and Old Sacramento Waterfront. Venture out of the city with trips to Angels Camp Museum and Carriage House (in Angels Camp), Cantiga Wineworks (in Somerset) and Jeff Runquist Wines (in Plymouth). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Crocker Art Museum, do a tasting at Amizetta Estate Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge, and get engrossed in the history at Governor's Mansion.

Plan my day in Sacramento using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from San Diego to Sacramento by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in August, expect nights in Sacramento to be a bit cooler, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum
Crocker Art Museum ©
Crocker Art Museum
California State Capitol Museum ©
California State Capitol Museum

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get a sense of the local culture at Alcatraz Island and Castello di Amorosa. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Mecanique and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Bodega Dunes (in Bodega), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Union Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Ghirardelli Square, and steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sacramento in August, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve ©
Armstrong Redwood State Reserve

1
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San Jose

San Jose ©

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get curious at The Tech Interactive, then stop by Willow Glen, then do a tasting at Testarossa, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Fremont Older Open Space Preserve.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Jose online trip builder.

Getting from San Francisco to San Jose by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a subway. In September, daytime highs in San Jose are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve ©
Fremont Older Open Space Preserve
The Tech Interactive ©
The Tech Interactive
Willow Glen ©
Willow Glen

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the history at Mission San Juan Bautista, then look for all kinds of wild species at Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Capitola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Seymour Marine Discovery Center, then see the interesting displays at Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at New Brighton State Beach, and finally look for gifts at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santa Cruz trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in Santa Cruz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Capitola Beach ©
Capitola Beach
New Brighton State Beach ©
New Brighton State Beach

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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. Appreciate the collections at The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop and Monterey Museum of Art. Shop till you drop at Carmel Plaza and Cannery Row Antique Mall. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Asilomar State Beach, play a few rounds at Pebble Beach Golf Links, tour the pleasant surroundings at Del Monte Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Carmel online route planner.

Drive from Santa Cruz to Carmel in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, expect nights in Carmel to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

Things to do in Carmel

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Pebble Beach Golf Links ©
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Relax by the water at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Pfeiffer State Beach. Hearst Castle and Moto Talbott are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Big Sur: San Simeon (William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, Sebastian General Store, &more), Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum (in King City) and Mission San Antonio de Padua (in Jolon). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Holman Ranch, take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, and shop like a local with Coast Gallery Big Sur.

Plan my day in Big Sur using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Carmel to Big Sur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Big Sur, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Santa Maria.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

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Santa Maria

Santa Maria ©
Santa Maria is a city near the Southern California coast in Santa Barbara County. Head to Studios on the Park and Brown Butter Cookie Companyfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Estrella Warbird Air Museum and Elverhoj Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Santa Maria: Paso Robles (J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, Castoro Cellars, &more), Morro Bay Skateboard Museum (in Morro Bay) and Mission San Miguel Arcangel (in San Miguel). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, do a tasting at Clos Pepe Vineyards and Estate Wines, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pismo State Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Monarch Butterfly Grove.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santa Maria online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Big Sur to Santa Maria in 3 hours. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect nights in Santa Maria to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Santa Maria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Monarch Butterfly Grove ©
Monarch Butterfly Grove
Estrella Warbird Air Museum ©
Estrella Warbird Air Museum

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Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara ©

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Do your shopping at Outlets at Tejon and Ventura Harbor Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Get out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Buck Owens' Crystal Palace (in Bakersfield) and Carpinteria (Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve & Carpinteria Harbor Seal Preserve and Rookery). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carpinteria State Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, learn about all things military at Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, and walk around Arroyo Burro County Beach Park.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip maker website.

Drive from Santa Maria to Santa Barbara in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve ©
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Outlets at Tejon ©
Outlets at Tejon

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