42 days in United States Itinerary

42 days in United States Itinerary

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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Monterey
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Carmel
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rutherford
— 1 night
Drive
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Wawona
— 4 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to St. George, UT-1275 East Red Hills Parkway, Shuttle to PAge, AZ- Rodeway Inn, Shuttle to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Sedona
— 3 nights
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Santa Fe
— 2 nights
Fly to Grand Junction, Drive to Moab
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Moab
— 2 nights
Drive to Grand Junction, Fly to Rome

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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 some cultural sightseeing at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and The Broad. Museum-lovers will appreciate Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Petersen Automotive Museum. Take a break from Los Angeles with a short trip to Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Norton Simon Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles travel tool.

Rome, Italy to Los Angeles is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Rome to Los Angeles, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in August, you will find days in Los Angeles are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Diego

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.
Visit Coronado Beach and Windansea Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort Rosecrans Cemetery and USS Midway Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Diego: Del Mar City Beach (in Del Mar) and Lions, Tigers & Bears (in Alpine). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Pacific Beach, see the interesting displays at San Diego Air & Space Museum, and don't miss a visit to Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Diego road trip planning app.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in August, plan for little chillier days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Monterey.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Monterey

Monterey is a city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Breakwater, and then don't miss a visit to Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission San Juan Bautista, stroll through Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, and then kick back and relax at Lovers Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Monterey sightseeing website.

You can fly from San Diego to Monterey in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Diego in September; daily highs in Monterey reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carmel.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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. On the 5th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, then stroll through Pfeiffer State Beach, then learn about winemaking at Talbott Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Joullian Vineyards & Winery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sunset Cultural Center, then kick back and relax at Del Mar Beach, and then do a tasting at Parsonage Winery Tasting Room.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel journey builder website.

Carmel is very close to Monterey. In September, daytime highs in Carmel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve and Bean Hollow State Beach, Pebble Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Fort Point. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Marin Headlands, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs.

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You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rutherford.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rutherford

Rutherford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Napa County, California, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Robert Mondavi Winery, then learn about winemaking at Inglenook, then learn about winemaking at Elizabeth Spencer Winery, and finally view the masterpieces at Mumm Napa.

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You can drive from San Francisco to Rutherford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of subway and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Rutherford dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Wawona.

Things to do in Rutherford

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Wawona

Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Mariposa Grove. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yosemite, Tunnel View and Half Dome. Change things up with these side-trips from Wawona: Yosemite National Park (Yosemite Falls, Washburn Point, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wawona trip planner.

Drive from Rutherford to Wawona in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Rutherford in September, with highs in Wawona at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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Death Valley National Park

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Panamint Range and then take in breathtaking views at Mosaic Canyon. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Eureka Mine, then take an in-depth tour of The Ranch at Furnace Creek, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Twenty Mule Team Canyon.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Death Valley National Park day trip site.

You can drive from Wawona to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Route 66 Museum and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore and learn at Don Laughlin's Classic Car Collection and Shelby American Inc. Step out of Las Vegas to go to Chloride and see Chloride, Arizona, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, make a trip to The Strip, and see the interesting displays at Counts Kustoms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Las Vegas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Frontier Homestead State Park Museum and Worthington Gallery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zion Shuttle and Kolob Canyon Road. Venture out of the city with trips to IG Winery (in Cedar City) and Springdale (David J West Gallery, LaFave Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Kolob Terrace Road, hike along Kayenta Trail, and stroll through Pa'rus Trail.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Zion National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Zion National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Trails

Side Trips

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Yavapai Geology Museum and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Yavapai Point. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, walk around Indian Garden, take some stellar pictures from Trailview Overlook, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can take a shuttle from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10 hours. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is a bit cooler than Zion National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Sedona

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, view the masterpieces at Exposures International Gallery of Fine Art, then explore the striking landscape at Snoopy Rock, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Cross, get a taste of the local shopping with Son Silver West Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Sedona Heritage Museum, then view the masterpieces at Sedona Arts Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Renee Taylor Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sedona trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September; daily highs in Sedona reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Sedona

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Santa Fe

City Different

Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mama's Minerals, take in the pleasant sights at Keshi, then explore the world behind art at New Mexico Museum of Art, then examine the collection at Palace of the Governors, and finally browse the exhibits of San Miguel Chapel. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, then take in the exciting artwork at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, and finally examine the collection at The Harrell House Bug Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Fe journey planner.

You can drive from Sedona to Santa Fe in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sedona in October, things will get little chillier in Santa Fe: highs are around 24°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Moab.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Moab

Red Desert

The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Bret Edge Photography Gallery, hike along Scott Matheson Wetlands Preserve, then explore the stunning scenery at Lions Park, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Poison Spider Trail. On the next day, trek along Hidden Valley Trail, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Moab LCA, and then take in the exciting artwork at Tom Till Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Moab trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Santa Fe to Moab in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In October, daily temperatures in Moab can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Moab

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping

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.

Napa Valley travel guide

4.3
Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Castles
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate and idyllic location in Northern California, Napa Valley is one of the top wine producing regions in the world. This, coupled with the area's breathtaking scenery, abundance of quaint B&Bs, and exquisite local gastronomy, makes Napa Valley one of the country's most popular spots for peaceful weekends and romantic getaways. While wine tasting and vineyard tours are the traditional things to do, the region offers a variety of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, spa treatments, and trips aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Hiking Trails
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.