38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Joshua Tree National Park
— 1 night
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Marble Canyon, Kane, Arizona, United States of America, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Santa Rosa
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly to Santa Maria Pub/Capt G Allan Hancock Field, Drive to Nipomo
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Nipomo
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Zuma Beach and El Matador State Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Norton Simon Museum. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Tehachapi (Tehachapi Mountain Park & Canine Creek Dog Wash & Pet Boutique). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, stop by LA Farmers' Market, learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and take a stroll through Old Pasadena.

For maps and more tourist information, read Los Angeles journey app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Los Angeles is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Zurich to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 19°C in Los Angeles. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town Temecula and Fort Rosecrans Cemetery. Change things up with a short trip to Oceanside Pier in Oceanside (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial and take a leisurely stroll along Seaport Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Diego trip planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Joshua Tree National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Joshua Tree National Park

— 1 night
Joshua Tree National Park takes its name from the Joshua tree, a twisted, spiky tree with bayonet-shaped leaves at the top that's one of the few plant species hardy enough to thrive in the extreme climate of the Mojave Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Arch Rock Nature Trail and then hike along Ryan Mountain.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Joshua Tree National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for warmer days in Joshua Tree National Park, with highs around 45°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Joshua Tree National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 25th (Tue): add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hopi House, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Joshua Tree National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Joshua Tree National Park in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Bryce Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Thor's Hammer, explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and finally look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Bristlecone Loop and then take in the dramatic natural features at Queen Victoria.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip maker website.

You can do a combination of bus and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park in 7.5 hours. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bryce Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Nelson Ghost Town and Las Vegas Downtown. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Las Vegas Temple and The Strip. Change things up with a short trip to Willow Beach in Fort Mohave (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Neon Museum, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, stop by Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, and take an in-depth tour of Titanic.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in June, with highs in Las Vegas at 46°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Interpretive Trail and then explore the stunning scenery at Mosaic Canyon.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Death Valley National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Las Vegas in July since evenings lows in Death Valley National Park dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Four Mile Trail and May Lake Trailhead. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Twain Harte Lake and Black Oak Casino Resort. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, don't miss a visit to Pothole Dome, get great views at Valley View, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature Center at Happy Isles.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (33°C), and nights are cooler (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Santa Rosa.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Santa Rosa

— 2 nights

Where Everything Comes Together

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa serves as a convenient hub for travelers on their way to the world-famous Napa Valley wine country.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Porter Creek Vineyards, learn about winemaking at Portalupi Wine Co., then do a tasting at Gustafson Family Vineyard, and finally learn about winemaking at Selby Winery. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Spring Mountain Vineyard, then do a tasting at Salvestrin Winery, then learn about winemaking at B. Wise Vineyards, and finally learn about winemaking at Mayo Reserve Room.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Santa Rosa sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Santa Rosa in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Rosa when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Santa Rosa

Wineries

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Take a break from the city and head to San Gregorio State Beach and New Brighton State Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Marin Country Mart (in Larkspur), Nicasio Valley Cheese Company (in Nicasio) and Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, shop like a local with Pleasanton Farmers' Market, and look for gifts at Rainbow Grocery.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker.

Getting from Santa Rosa to San Francisco by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Santa Rosa in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nipomo.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Nipomo

— 3 nights
Nipomo is a census-designated place (CDP) in San Luis Obispo County, California, United States. Relax by the water at Surf Beach and Pirate's Cove Beach. Babcock Winery & Vineyards and Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Nipomo's surroundings by going to Lompoc (Melville Winery, Dierberg Star Lane Vineyards, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Oso Flaco Lake and play a few rounds at Monarch Dunes Golf Club.

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

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Nipomo. In July in Nipomo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Nipomo

Outdoors · Wineries · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nipomo to Los Angeles takes 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nipomo in July: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. You'll set off for New York City on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

New York City

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Island Beach State Park. Get a sense of the local culture at West Village and Grey Towers National Historic Site. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Adams Fairacre Farms (in Wappingers Falls), Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (in Hyde Park) and Gateway National Recreation (in Sandy Hook). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakota Wolf Preserve, look for gifts at My Sister's Jewelry Box, and take a leisurely stroll along Jenkinson's Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Los Angeles to New York City by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops
The Central Coast
Separated from major metropolitan areas, coastal San Luis Obispo County has preserved its rural character. It includes many small communities with a strong agricultural heritage, and preserves a sense of old California. Many visitors on holiday come here to browse the excellent farmers' markets or tour world-class vineyards. The county offers plentiful outdoor vacation ideas, with beaches, rolling hills, and the Santa Lucia mountain range nearby. You can also take side trips to the area's larger towns, with their historical downtown districts, shopping destinations, and museums.