36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
1
New York City
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Denver
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Frisco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Grand Junction
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Page
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
11
Anaheim
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
12
Cambria
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
13
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Melbourne


Learn more about your trip

7
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Step out of New York City with an excursion to Hook Mountain State Park in Valley Cottage--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, wander the streets of Times Square, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the New York City trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Melbourne to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in October since evenings lows in New York City dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Mountain State Park, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial

4
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Art and Washington National Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Loch Raven Reservoir (in Phoenix), Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, examine the collection at Newseum, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and steep yourself in history at Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary tool .

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denver.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Horseshoe Casino, Gettysburg National Military Park, Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Loch Raven Reservoir
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

few
hours
Denver

Denver ©
Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
On the 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Molly Brown House Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Logan National Cemetary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Denver Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Denver trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Denver by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Washington DC in October since evenings lows in Denver dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Frisco.

Things to do in Denver

Museums Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Denver Botanic Gardens ©
Denver Botanic Gardens
Molly Brown House Museum ©
Molly Brown House Museum
Fort Logan National Cemetary ©
Fort Logan National Cemetary

2
nights
Frisco

The Town of Frisco is a Home Rule Municipality in Summit County, Colorado, United States. On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at North Tenmile Trail #37, get engrossed in the history at Frisco Historic Park and Museum, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and finally head outdoors with Windrider of the Rockies.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Frisco trip builder .

Drive from Denver to Frisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Denver in October: highs in Frisco hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Frisco

Outdoors Trails Tours
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Frisco Historic Park and Museum ©
Frisco Historic Park and Museum

1
night
Grand Junction

Grand Junction ©
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. On the 22nd (Fri), learn about winemaking at Meadery of the Rockies, then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, then explore the engaging exhibits at John McConnell Math and Science Center, and finally take a stroll through Downtown Grand Junction.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Grand Junction trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Frisco to Grand Junction in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frisco in October; daily highs in Grand Junction reach 22°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Moab.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Childrens Museums Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Museum of Western Colorado: Dinosaur Journey, Meadery of the Rockies
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Meadery of the Rockies ©
Meadery of the Rockies

3
nights
Moab

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Take a break from the city and head to Arches National Park and Mesa Arch. Get some cultural insight at RedRock Astronomy and Monument Basin. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Turret Arch, play a few rounds at Moab Golf Course, and take in breathtaking views at Canyonlands National Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Moab trip planning website .

Getting from Grand Junction to Moab by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Moab

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canyonlands National Park, Turret Arch
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Canyonlands National Park ©
Canyonlands National Park

1
night
Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then see Off-Road Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Monument Valley day trip planning site .

You can drive from Moab to Monument Valley in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Page.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors Tours Museums
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park ©
Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum. ©
Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.

1
night
Page

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 27th (Wed), get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the stunning scenery at Antelope Canyon, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Page vacation planning app .

You can drive from Monument Valley to Page in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Page when traveling from Monument Valley in October, with lows around 12°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Antelope Canyon ©
Antelope Canyon
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend

1
night
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 28th (Thu): admire the striking features of Lookout Studio and then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Page to Grand Canyon National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Page in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 0°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail
Tusayan Museum ©
Tusayan Museum

3
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 30th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating landscape at Escape Adventures and Las Vegas Cyclery, identify plant and animal life at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker .

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 when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Anaheim.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
Anaheim

Anaheim ©
Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Disney Gallery and Founder's Park. Step out of the city life by going to Crystal Cove and Newport Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Anaheim side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point), Calico Ghost Town (in Yermo) and Palm Springs (VillageFest & Palm Springs Air Museum). There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park, try out the rides at Downtown Disney, stop by The Lego Store, and find something for the whole family at Disney California Adventure Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Anaheim sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Anaheim takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In November, Anaheim is a bit warmer than Las Vegas - with highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cambria.

Things to do in Anaheim

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Springs, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Disney California Adventure Park ©
Downtown Disney ©
Downtown Disney

1
night
Cambria

Cambria ©
Cambria is a seaside village in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California State Route 1 (Highway 1). Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a memorable drive along Moonstone Beach Dr, then kick back and relax at Moonstone Beach, and then trek along Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambria road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Anaheim to Cambria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Anaheim in November: high temperatures in Cambria hover around 24°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Francisco.

Things to do in Cambria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Friends of the Elephant Seal
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve ©
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Exploratorium and Ferry Building Marketplace. Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing), Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville) and Safari West (in Santa Rosa). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marshall’s Beach, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning site .

Getting from Cambria to San Francisco by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cambria in November: highs in San Francisco hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Safari West
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Marshall’s Beach ©
Marshall’s Beach
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

Similar Plans

39 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 40 days in New York City BY A USER FROM HUNGARY October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 38 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in United States & Niagara Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 44 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 59 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 35 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 58 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 46 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans