18 days in United States Itinerary

18 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge and then examine the collection at Cable Car Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India to San Francisco is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to San Francisco, you'll gain 13.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, you will find days in San Francisco are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, cruise along Tioga Pass, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and don't miss a visit to Washburn Point.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park online travel route builder.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santa Monica.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Santa Monica

— 2 nights

Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land

A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Rodeo Drive, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, and finally explore the activities along Santa Monica Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santa Monica day trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Monica in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in Santa Monica to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 1 night

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 17th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Santa Monica to Las Vegas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Las Vegas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 nights
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 18th (Mon): hike along Bright Angel Trail. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista, then stroll through South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally get great views at Mather Point.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park day trip planner.

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. Traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (22°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Orlando

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, admire the sheer force of Niagara Falls, then take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Whirlpool State Park. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Niagara Falls trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to Niagara Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Niagara Falls is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

New York City

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read New York City day trip planner.

Fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Niagara Falls in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks

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.