8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Fly to Los Angeles, Ferry to Avalon
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Avalon
— 2 nights
Ferry to Catalina Landing N, Fly to New York JFK

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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 6th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

New York City to Grand Canyon National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Strip, enjoy some diversion at Paris Las Vegas, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Casino At The Venetian. On the next day, explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Before you visit Las Vegas, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (93°F), and nights are much hotter (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Yosemite National Park

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): play a few rounds at Big Trees Golf Course, get great views at Washburn Point, then take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for slightly colder days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 74°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Golf · Wildlife

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 10th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach and then stroll through Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Big Sur trip planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Big Sur, with lows of 56°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Avalon.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Avalon

— 2 nights
Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island of the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. On the 11th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, stop by Afishinados Gallery, then try to win big at Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Avalon online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Big Sur to Avalon in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, tram, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Big Sur in September, expect Avalon to be somewhat warmer, temps between 78°F and 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Avalon

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Wildlife

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.

Catalina Island travel guide

3.2
Nightlife · Casinos · Monuments