38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Simeon
— Few hours
Drive
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Carmel
— Few hours
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Monument Valley
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 1 night
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Portland
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— Few hours
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Big Pine Key
— Few hours
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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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.
Do your shopping at LA Farmers' Market and The Grove. Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

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The Getty Center ©
Must see
The Getty Center
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Petersen Automotive Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Petersen Automotive Museum
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): do a tasting at Hearst Ranch Winery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Simeon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Simeon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, San Simeon is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in San Simeon

Wineries
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Hearst Ranch Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Hearst Ranch Winery
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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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): shop like a local with Gallery by the Sea Carmel.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel attractions website.

Traveling by car from San Simeon to Carmel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from San Simeon in September, you will find days in Carmel are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Museums · Shopping
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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in San Francisco sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

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Alcatraz Island ©
Must see
Alcatraz Island
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Fisherman's Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Fisherman's Wharf
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Wawona

Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. On the 10th (Thu), get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, take in the views from Pohono Bridge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then get great views at Valley View, then explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Wawona trip planning app.

Drive from San Francisco to Wawona in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Glacier Point ©
Must see
Glacier Point
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Vernal Fall ©
Must see
Vernal Fall
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get curious at Yavapai Geology Museum, then walk around Indian Garden, then take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Getting from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Wawona in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
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Yavapai Point ©
Canyon
Yavapai Point
4.8
Yavapai Geology Museum ©
Science Museum
Yavapai Geology Museum
4.3
Lookout Studio ©
Lookout
Lookout Studio
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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 13th (Sun): make a trip to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, then stroll around Sandstone Tours, and then see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect Monument Valley to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Salt Lake City

Crossroads of the West

Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Assembly Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Office Building.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Salt Lake City tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Salt Lake City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks
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Temple Square ©
Must see
Temple Square
4.6
Assembly Hall ©
Religious Site
Assembly Hall
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at S Rim Trail and Uncle Tom's Trail. Discover out-of-the-way places like Grand Prismatic Spring and Black Sand Basin. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at North Rim Trail, take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park route builder app.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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North Rim Trail ©
Must see
North Rim Trail
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, and then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try for a hole-in-one at Holy Terror Mini Golf, explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September: high temperatures in Keystone hover around 25°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Sylvan Lake ©
Must see
Sylvan Lake
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of African American History and Culture. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, explore the world behind art at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip builder.

You can fly from Keystone to Washington DC in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Keystone in September: high temperatures in Washington DC hover around 32°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

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Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get your game on at Witch Pix, explore the galleries of Salem Toy Museum, steep yourself in history at Ropes Mansion, then get engrossed in the history at Witch History Museum, and finally walk around Salem Common.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salem trip planner.

You can drive from Washington DC to Salem in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. In September, Salem is a bit cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Witch History Museum ©
History Museum
Witch History Museum
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Ropes Mansion ©
Architectural Building
Ropes Mansion
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Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Richard Boyd Art Gallery and Umbrella Cover Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marginal Way Walkway and Portland Head Light. Step out of Portland with an excursion to Ogunquit Beach in Ogunquit--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Port, do a tasting at Maine Mead Works, examine the collection at International Cryptozoology Museum, and stop by Edgecomb Potters.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salem to Portland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Portland can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ogunquit Beach ©
Must see
Ogunquit Beach
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New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get in touch with nature at Speed Boats Tours and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. Brooklyn Heights Promenade and St. Patrick's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore New York City's surroundings by going to Hyde Park (Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site & Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Times Square, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City online trip planner.

Drive from Portland to New York City in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Side Trips

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 3rd (Sat), make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, then laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): stop by The LEGO Store, don't miss a visit to Cinderella Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and finally have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 5th (Mon), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Islamorada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, Islamorada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 29°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Islamorada

Breweries & Distilleries
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Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 5th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Big Pine Key takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Museums · Shopping
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Key West

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
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Dallas

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Perot Museum of Nature and Science will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park and Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Nasher Sculpture Center, examine the collection at Museum of Biblical Art, shop like a local with NorthPark Center, and steep yourself in history at Old Red Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas tour itinerary maker website.

Fly from Key West to Dallas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Dallas when traveling from Key West in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

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