36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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Yosemite National Park
— 8 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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San Simeon
— 1 night
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Monterey
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 6 nights
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Keystone
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite Falls. Step off the beaten path and head to Yosemite, Tunnel View and El Capitan. And it doesn't end there: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at North Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail, and take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park journey planner.

Mechanicsville to Yosemite National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mechanicsville to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Mechanicsville in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Vernal Fall ©
Vernal Fall
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

4
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©

A Land of Giants

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.
Visit General Sherman Tree and The Presidente tree for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Giant Forest and Moro Rock Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park side-trips: Death Valley National Park (Dante's View & Zabriskie Point). The adventure continues: hike along General Grant Tree Trail, stroll through Buena Vista Peak Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Kings Canyon National Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be much warmer, around 59°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Simeon.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Moro Rock Trail ©
Moro Rock Trail
Giant Forest ©
Giant Forest

1
night
San Simeon

San Simeon ©
When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Friends of the Elephant Seal, then kick back and relax at Piedras Blancas, and then step into the grandiose world of Hearst Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Simeon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to San Simeon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in San Simeon when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in September, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Friends of the Elephant Seal ©
Friends of the Elephant Seal
Hearst Castle ©
Hearst Castle

3
nights
Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Point Lobos and Carmel River State Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Explore Monterey's surroundings by going to Big Sur (Pfeiffer State Beach, McWay Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Asilomar State Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Monterey Bay, stroll through Pacific Grove Shoreline Parkway Marine Refuge, and explore the world behind art at Casa Serrano, Historic Adobe.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Monterey holiday planner.

Drive from San Simeon to Monterey in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Monterey: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

5
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Marin Headlands, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, stroll through Lands End, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Monterey to San Francisco by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a shuttle. In September in San Francisco, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Marin Headlands ©
Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

6
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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Niagara Wax Museum of History and Niagara Aerospace Museum. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Maid of the Mist, admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, stroll through Niagara Wine Trail USA, and trek along Niagara Gorge Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Niagara Falls in 10.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of subway and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Niagara Falls due to the time zone difference. September in Niagara Falls sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist
Cave of the Winds ©
Cave of the Winds
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls

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Keystone

Keystone ©

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Take a break from the city and head to Iron Mountain Road and Presidential Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gutzon Borglum Historical Center and Keystone Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Custer (Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway, Stockade Lake, &more). There's much more to do: hike along Little Devil's Tower Trail, stop by Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, take an in-depth tour of South Dakota State Railroad Museum, and explore the activities along Grace Coolidge Creek.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Keystone online holiday planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to Keystone in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Niagara Falls to Keystone due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Niagara Falls in October; daily highs in Keystone reach 57°F and lows reach 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Presidential Trail ©
Presidential Trail
Iron Mountain Road ©
Iron Mountain Road
Mount Rushmore National Memorial ©
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

1
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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): stroll through Pelican Creek Trail, explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Golden Gate Canyon, then explore the striking landscape at Sheepeater Cliffs, and finally hike along Purple Mountain Trail.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip website.

You can fly from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Keystone in October, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 47°F and 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Butte Overlook ©
Lake Butte Overlook
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin

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