32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route builder

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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Oakhurst
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Oakhurst
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 day
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Oakhurst
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
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Lee Vining
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
Drive
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Springdale
— 1 night
Drive
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
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Flagstaff
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 day
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San Diego
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 12 nights
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San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Museum-lovers will appreciate California State Railroad Museum and Crocker Art Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Sacramento (Old Sacramento Waterfront & California State Capitol Museum). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, 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 August, daytime highs in San Francisco are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Oakhurst.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Oakhurst

Gateway to Yosemite

Situated on the Gold Rush highway that winds through former mining towns, Oakhurst is the gateway to America's most popular national park for travelers.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Oakhurst holiday planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Oakhurst in 3.5 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect much warmer days and about the same nights in Oakhurst, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 20°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary website.

Yosemite National Park is very close to Oakhurst. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oakhurst in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oakhurst.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Oakhurst

— 1 night

Gateway to Yosemite

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Oakhurst trip builder tool.

Oakhurst is just a short distance from Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, expect Oakhurst to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 20°C. You'll set off for Yosemite National Park on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Oakhurst

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): cruise along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, explore the activities along Merced River, then explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park vacation planning tool.

Yosemite National Park is just a stone's throw from Oakhurst. When traveling from Oakhurst in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oakhurst.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Oakhurst

— 1 night

Gateway to Yosemite

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oakhurst holiday planner.

Oakhurst is very close to Yosemite National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in August: high temperatures in Oakhurst hover around 42°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Oakhurst

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Yosemite National Park

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Yosemite National Park is just a short distance from Oakhurst. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oakhurst in August: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 26th (Thu), you're off to Lee Vining.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Lee Vining

— 1 night
Lee Vining is a census-designated place in Mono County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mono Basin Historical Society, contemplate the geological forces at Panum Crater, and then stroll around Mono Lake County Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Lee Vining trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Lee Vining in 5.5 hours. In August in Lee Vining, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Lee Vining

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Escape the urban bustle at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spring Mountains Visitor Center and Shelby American Inc. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave) and Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, examine the collection at Pinball Hall of Fame, and stroll through Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip maker.

You can drive from Lee Vining to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lee Vining in August: highs in Las Vegas hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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 ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zion National Park trip planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in August, plan for little chillier days in Zion National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Springdale.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Springdale

— 1 night
Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
On the 30th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Sorella Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at LaFave Gallery, view the masterpieces at Worthington Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at David J West Gallery, then see a world frozen in time at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), and finally relax and rejuvenate at Zion Canyon Massage.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Springdale trip planner.

Springdale is very close to Zion National Park. August in Springdale sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Springdale

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Bryce Canyon National Park

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
On the 31st (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Ruby's Inn, then hike along Navajo Loop Trail, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navajo/Queens Garden Loop.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website.

Drive from Springdale to Bryce Canyon National Park in 2 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Springdale in August: high temperatures in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 29°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Page.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Page

— 1 night

Center of Canyon Country

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.
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Page fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Page by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and shuttle. When traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Page: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Page

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.
For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Page to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from Page, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Flagstaff on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Flagstaff

— 1 night

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Flagstaff online route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Flagstaff in 1.5 hours. In September in Flagstaff, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll set off for Sedona on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Flagstaff

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping

Sedona

— 1 day

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 2nd (Thu), trek along Brin's Mesa Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Snoopy Rock, and then surround yourself with nature on Arizona Tour & Travel - Day Tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Sedona tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Sedona in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: high temperatures in Sedona hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Sedona

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

San Diego

— 3 nights

America's Finest City

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.
Let the collections at USS Midway Museum and Mission San Luis Rey capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and San Diego Bay Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Moonlight State Beach (in Encinitas) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Oceanside). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Coronado Beach, admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, appreciate the history behind The Unconditional Surrender, and kick back and relax at Pacific Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip builder site.

Getting from Sedona to San Diego by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Sedona in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santa Monica Pier, see some colorful creatures with Eco Dive Center, then explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, and finally browse the different shops at The Americana at Brand.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles holiday maker tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City

— 12 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and The Met Cloisters. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park (in Poughkeepsie), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ship Bottom Beach, hunt for treasures at Chelsea Market, examine the collection at New York Public Library, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Los Angeles to New York City in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.