21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 1 night
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Santa Cruz
Drive
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Carmel
Drive
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Big Sur
— 1 night
Drive
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Anaheim
— 4 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Honolulu
— 6 nights
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You've added Red and White Fleet, Lombard Street, SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Coit Tower, then stroll through Alcatraz Island, and then walk around Golden Gate Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, then don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, then contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally hit the sights you want to with Red and White Fleet.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 18 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yosemite Village, Yosemite Falls and Vernal Fall. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then make a trip to Yosemite Village, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning website.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz remains synonymous with surfing, but this counterculture bastion offers plenty even if you don't plan to catch any waves.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): stop by Bookshop Santa Cruz and then get in on the family fun at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Santa Cruz takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Santa Cruz when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Carmel.
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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 27th (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Point Lobos.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Carmel trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Carmel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Cruz in September: highs in Carmel hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Big Sur.
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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
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Big Sur — 1 night

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, stop by Friends of the Elephant Seal Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Big Sur attractions site.

You can drive from Carmel to Big Sur in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Big Sur can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Anaheim.
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Anaheim — 4 nights

Anaheim's major attractions are its world-famous Disney entertainment complex, sports teams, and convention center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. Family-friendly places like Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Anaheim: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point) and Pacific Marine Mammal Center (in Laguna Beach). There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Downtown Disney District and catch some excitement at Star Wars Launch Bay.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Anaheim trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Big Sur to Anaheim in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, Anaheim is a bit warmer than Big Sur - with highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to San Diego.
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San Diego — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes LEGOLAND California as well as San Diego Zoo. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Del Mar City Beach, then get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND California, and then get to know the resident critters at San Diego Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip maker site.

Getting from Anaheim to San Diego by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Anaheim in October, expect nights in San Diego to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Roller Coaster, Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, Hoover Dam, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Bliss Dance Statue, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, make a trip to CityCenter Las Vegas, then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fremont Street Experience. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then see human ingenuity at work at Hoover Dam, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from San Diego to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Honolulu.
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Honolulu — 6 nights

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Bring the kids along to USS Arizona Memorial and Waikiki Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Honolulu: Haleiwa (Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach Park, &more) and Kailua (Kailua Beach Park & Lanikai Beach). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, examine the collection at Bishop Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ala Moana Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Honolulu takes 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, Honolulu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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