41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 6 nights
2
San Jose
— 2 nights
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
4
Visalia
— 1 night
5
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— Few hours
6
Visalia
— 1 night
7
Los Angeles
— 5 nights
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
9
Palm Springs
— 3 nights
10
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
11
Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
12
St. George
— 2 nights
13
Zion National Park
— 1 day
14
Las Vegas
— 1 night
15
Riverside
— 2 nights
16
Santa Barbara
— 3 nights
17
Big Sur
— 1 night
18
Monterey
— 1 night
19
San Francisco
— 1 night

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Musee Mecanique, Union Square, Chinatown, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour planning site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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San Jose

San Jose
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Discover how to plan a San Jose trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to San Jose in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a subway. September in San Jose sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
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.
For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by bus from San Jose to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. While traveling from San Jose, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. You will leave for Visalia on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

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Visalia

Visalia ©
Visalia is a city situated in the agricultural San Joaquin Valley of California, approximately 230mi southeast of San Francisco, 190mi north of Los Angeles, 36mi west of Sequoia National Park and 43mi south of Fresno. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the engaging exhibits at ImagineU Children's Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Sequoia National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Visalia holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Visalia with the Route module. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Visalia, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Visalia

Parks Nature Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Sequoia National Park ©
Sequoia National Park
ImagineU Children's Museum ©
ImagineU Children's Museum

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hours
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail and then explore the striking landscape of Kings Canyon National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Visalia to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park. In September in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Visalia.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon National Park ©
Kings Canyon National Park
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

1
night
Visalia

Visalia ©
To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Visalia trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Visalia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Visalia

Shopping

Side Trips

Sun-Maid Store, Tulare Outlet Center, Bravo Farms
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Bravo Farms ©
Bravo Farms
Sun-Maid Store ©
Sun-Maid Store
Tulare Outlet Center ©
Tulare Outlet Center

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Getty Center and Griffith Observatory. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Annenberg Community Beach House, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, wander the streets of Montana Avenue, and get a taste of the local shopping with Hammer Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Los Angeles travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Visalia to Los Angeles by car takes about 3.5 hours. When traveling from Visalia in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Two Rodeo Drive
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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San Diego

San Diego ©
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.
USS Midway Museum and Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Gaslamp Quarter and Liberty Public Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and stroll through Old Town San Diego State Historic Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Diego trip planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, you will find days in San Diego are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Palm Springs.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove

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Palm Springs

Palm Springs ©
Take a break from the city and head to Tahquitz Canyon and Indian Canyons. Popular historic sites such as Sunnylands Center & Gardens and St. Theresa Church are in your itinerary.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm Springs trip maker site.

Getting from San Diego to Palm Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from San Diego, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Palm Springs, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Palm Springs

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sunnylands Center & Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Indian Canyons ©
Indian Canyons
Tahquitz Canyon ©
Tahquitz Canyon
Sunnylands Center & Gardens ©
Sunnylands Center & Gardens

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), shop like a local with The Strip, thenadmire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, thensee the interesting displays at Nostalgia Street Rods, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Palm Springs to Las Vegas by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Palm Springs in October, things will get a bit cooler in Las Vegas: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area ©
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

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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 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Kolb Studio, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, thenexplore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to St. George.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Kolb Studio ©
Kolb Studio
Yavapai Point ©
Yavapai Point

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St. George

St. George ©
St. On the 8th (Thu), stroll around Pioneer Park, thenadmire the natural beauty at Red Hills Desert Garden, thensteep yourself in history at Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Tabernacle.

To find photos and tourist information, read our St. George online tour builder.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to St. George in 5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you will find days in St. George are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are much warmer (°C). On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Zion National Park.

Things to do in St. George

Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site ©
St. George Tabernacle ©
St. George Tabernacle
Red Hills Desert Garden ©
Red Hills Desert Garden

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Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from St. George to Zion National Park by car takes about an hour. Traveling from St. George in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Zion National Park, with lows of °C. You will leave for Las Vegas on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas
To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip tool.

You can drive from Zion National Park to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zion National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. You will leave for Riverside on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nightlife Outdoors Tours
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Riverside

Riverside ©
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Riverside National Cemetery, thenlearn about all things military at March Field Air Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Ontario Mills. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Mission Inn Museum, contemplate the long history of Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riverside visit planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Riverside in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Riverside are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Riverside

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Ontario Mills, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir ©
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum ©
Riverside National Cemetery ©
Riverside National Cemetery

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Santa Barbara

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wine Tours & Tastings and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Get outdoors at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park and State Street Underpass. There's much more to do: make a trip to Old Mission Santa Barbara, enjoy breathtaking views from Santa Barbara County Courthouse, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, and take an in-depth tour of Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Santa Barbara tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Riverside to Santa Barbara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Riverside in October, things will get slightly colder in Santa Barbara: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Tours Wineries Museums
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, thenadmire the sheer force of McWay Falls, and finally view the masterpieces at Coast Gallery Big Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Point Sur State Historic Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Big Sur holiday planning tool.

Getting from Santa Barbara to Big Sur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Santa Barbara in October: highs in Big Sur hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach

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Monterey

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Monterey trip site.

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Monterey takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Monterey Bay ©
Monterey Bay
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe ©
Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar ©
Monterey's Tasty Olive Bar

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): stop by Red Blossom Tea Company.

Plan my trip to San Francisco with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Monterey to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a shuttle. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
Red Blossom Tea Company ©
Red Blossom Tea Company

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