24 days in United States Itinerary

24 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Ventura
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
Drive
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Paso Robles
— 1 night
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Jose
— 1 night
Drive
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Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Monterey
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive
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Newberg
— 2 nights
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Drive to Portland International Airport, Fly to San Francisco International Airport, Drive to Carmel
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Carmel
— 1 night
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Vienna

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Los Angeles

— 1 night

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 3rd (Sun), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Original Muscle Beach, and then look for gifts at Amoeba Music. On the next day, stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica Bay.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles attractions planner.

Vienna, Austria to Los Angeles is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Los Angeles is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Vienna in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ventura.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Ventura

— 1 night
Ventura, officially the City of San Buenaventura, is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): tee off at Olivas Links and then kick back and relax at Oxnard Beach Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ventura online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Ventura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ventura: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Ventura

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Barbara

— 1 night

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Chocolate Maya, then learn about winemaking at Santa Barbara Winery, then do a tasting at Carr Winery, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Grassini Family Vineyards.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara trip planner.

Santa Barbara is very close to Ventura. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paso Robles.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Shopping · Nightlife

Paso Robles

— 1 night

Paso

A town of hot springs and wine, Paso Robles (or "Pass of the Oaks") feels like a desert paradise to those who travel here.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): do a tasting at Zenaida Cellars, then learn about winemaking at Oso Libre, and then do a tasting at Adelaida Vineyards & Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paso Robles trip planning website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Santa Barbara in September, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Paso Robles: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Paso Robles

Wineries

San Francisco

— 2 nights

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 8th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Union Square, then get a taste of the local shopping with Ferry Building Marketplace, then stop by Paxton Gate, and finally take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Paso Robles to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Paso Robles in September, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to San Jose.

Things to do in San Francisco

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

San Jose

— 1 night

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): do a tasting at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines and then walk around Emma Prusch Farm Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Jose trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to San Jose takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a subway. In September, daily temperatures in San Jose can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Wineries

Santa Cruz

— 1 night
Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Seacliff State Beach and then stroll through Natural Bridges State Beach.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Santa Cruz day trip planning tool.

Drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Big Sur.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Sur

— 1 night

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pfeiffer State Beach, and finally enjoy the sea views from Point Sur State Historic Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Sur trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Santa Cruz to Big Sur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Santa Cruz in September, you will find days in Big Sur are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Monterey.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Monterey

— 1 night
Monterey is a city in the U.S. On the 13th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Monterey Bay Aquarium, then immerse yourself in nature at Asilomar State Beach, and then don't miss a visit to San Carlos Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Monterey road trip planning tool.

Drive from Big Sur to Monterey in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Monterey can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Monterey

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through La Jolla Cove and then stroll through Mission Beach Park. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Diego trip maker website.

Fly from Monterey to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, San Diego is a bit warmer than Monterey - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Seattle

— 3 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Chihuly Garden and Glass and Seattle Art Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Pike Place Market and Glasshouse Studio. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company, and stroll through Discovery Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle visit planner.

Fly from San Diego to Seattle in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, things will get a bit cooler in Seattle: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Newberg.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Newberg

— 2 nights
Newberg is a city in Yamhill County, Oregon, United States. On the 19th (Tue), appreciate the views at Sokol Blosser Winery, do a tasting at White Rose Estate, then stop by Penner-Ash Wine Cellars, and finally do a tasting at Torii Mor Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newberg trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Seattle to Newberg in 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Carmel.

Things to do in Newberg

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Carmel

— 1 night
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 21st (Thu), look for gifts at The Cheese Shop.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Carmel day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Newberg to Carmel. September in Carmel sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Carmel

Shopping
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Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): try to win big at Paris Las Vegas, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then look for gifts at Barneys New York, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio and then try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Las Vegas day trip planner.

You can fly from Carmel to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Carmel, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 night
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 24th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Maricopa Point, then get great views at Lookout Studio, then take in a show at Hopi House, and finally take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Nightlife

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.

San Luis Obispo County travel guide

4.2
Wineries & Vineyards · Castles · Wildlife Areas
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.

Oregon travel guide

4.5
Gardens · State Parks · Specialty Museums
A land of many faces, Oregon is at once a state of rugged rocky coastlines and deep forests, as well as vibrant cities and small towns packed with award-winning restaurants and trendy shops. With nearly half of its land covered by dense fir, redwood, and pine forests, the state protects varied plant and animal life inside three national parks. In addition to pristine waterfalls, beaches, and lakes perfect for a holiday in nature, Oregon also offers numerous urban tourist attractions. Portland, the state's largest metropolis, notably includes more breweries than any other city in the world, and its central location makes it an ideal base for day trips to Oregon's emerging wine region and many parks.