31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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San Francisco
— 1 night
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Larkspur
— 2 nights
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Sacramento
— 1 night
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South Lake Tahoe
— 2 nights
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Ely
— 1 night
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Ogden
— 1 night
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Jackson Hole
— 1 night
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Gardiner
— 2 nights
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Broadus
— 1 night
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Sturgis
— 1 night
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Badlands National Park
— 1 day
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Sioux Falls
— 1 night
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Minneapolis
— 2 nights
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Rockford
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 1 night
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Carmel
— 1 night
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San Francisco
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach, step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, visit Fisherman's Wharf, then steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, and finally take a stroll through Union Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Rockaway Beach, then stroll through Lands End, then snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Cairns, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect San Francisco to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Larkspur.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Larkspur

Larkspur is a city in Marin County, California, United States. On the 21st (Sat), walk around Imagination Park and then hunt for treasures at Marin Country Mart. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Phoenix Lake, contemplate the long history of American Legion Log Cabin, then browse the collection at Carnegie Library, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lagunitas.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Larkspur trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Larkspur in an hour. When traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Larkspur, with highs around 33°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Sacramento on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Larkspur

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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Sacramento

River City

The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sacramento online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Larkspur to Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Larkspur in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Sacramento. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to South Lake Tahoe.

Things to do in Sacramento

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

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South Lake Tahoe

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 24th (Tue), immerse yourself in nature at Van Sickle Bi-State Park, contemplate the long history of Tallac Historic Site, stroll around Valhalla at Lake Tahoe, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lakeside Beach, then shop like a local with Marcus Ashley Fine Art Gallery, and finally stroll through Nevada Beach Campground. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Kiva Beach, step into the grandiose world of Vikingsholm, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Theresa Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at El Dorado Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Wyland Galleries, and finally examine the collection at Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read South Lake Tahoe trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sacramento to South Lake Tahoe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sacramento in September, expect South Lake Tahoe to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ely.

Things to do in South Lake Tahoe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

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Ely

Ely is the largest city and county seat of White Pine County, Nevada, United States. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Cave Lake State Park, examine the collection at White Pine Public Museum, then try your luck at Jailhouse Casino, then head outdoors with Garnet Hill, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ely trip planner.

Getting from South Lake Tahoe to Ely by car takes about 6 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Ogden.

Things to do in Ely

Outdoors · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

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Ogden

Ogden is a city and the county seat of Weber County, Utah, United States, approximately 10mi east of the Great Salt Lake and 40mi north of Salt Lake City. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get in on the family fun at George S. Eccles Dinosaur Park, examine the collection at Utah State Railroad Museum, see the interesting displays at John M. Browning Firearms Museum, admire the striking features of Union Station, then take in nature's colorful creations at Ogden Botanical Gardens, and finally have fun and explore at Treehouse Children's Museum. On your second day here, push the limits with an extreme tour, identify plant and animal life at Ogden Nature Center, then see the interesting displays at Hill Aerospace Museum, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Buenaventura.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ogden online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ely to Ogden takes 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ogden when traveling from Ely in September, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Ogden

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

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Jackson Hole

The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 29th (Sun), head outdoors with Bridger Gondola.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ogden to Jackson Hole in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Ogden in September; daily highs in Jackson Hole reach 23°C and lows reach 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Gardiner.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:

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Gardiner

Gardiner serves as the gateway to Yellowstone National Park's northern entrance, marked by an iconic stone arch.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Mammoth Hot Springs, look for gifts at Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets, and then don't miss a visit to Roosevelt Arch.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gardiner online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jackson Hole to Gardiner in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Jackson Hole in September since evenings lows in Gardiner dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broadus.

Things to do in Gardiner

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

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Broadus

Broadus is a town in and the county seat of Powder River County, Montana, United States. On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Powder River Historical Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Broadus online road trip planner.

Getting from Gardiner to Broadus by car takes about 5.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gardiner in October: high temperatures in Broadus hover around 17°C and lows are around 3°C. You'll set off for Sturgis on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Broadus

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

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Sturgis

Sturgis is a city in Meade County, South Dakota, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Moriah Cemetery, look for gifts at Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates, get to know the fascinating history of Historic Old Town, explore the different monuments and memorials at Black Hill National Cemetery, then hike along Deadwood Trailhead George S. Mickelson Trail, and finally get engrossed in the history at Old Fort Meade Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sturgis online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Broadus to Sturgis takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Broadus to Sturgis is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Sturgis are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badlands National Park.

Things to do in Sturgis

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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Badlands National Park

Although Badlands National Park's name might not be the most inviting, its landscape of pinnacles, eroded buttes, spires, and an expansive, pristine mixed-grass prairie remain enticing.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Conata Basin Overlook, explore the striking landscape of Homestead Overlook, take in the dramatic natural features at Burns Basin Overlook, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bigfoot Pass Overlook, then explore the striking landscape at White River Valley Overlook, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Panorama Point Overlook.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Badlands National Park trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Sturgis to Badlands National Park in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sturgis to Badlands National Park is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Sturgis, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Badlands National Park, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Badlands National Park

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

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Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Arrowhead Park and then make a trip to Michelangelo's David replica.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sioux Falls trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Traveling from Badlands National Park to Sioux Falls, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
Highlights from your trip

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Minneapolis

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Weisman Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of St. Mary, explore the landscape on two wheels at Mill Ruins Park, then admire the sheer force of St. Anthony Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lakewood Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Candyland. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Summit Avenue, explore the activities along Chain of Lakes, cruise along Grand Rounds Scenic Byway, then admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Russian Art, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, and finally stop by Historic Downtown Hastings.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Minneapolis trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sioux Falls to Minneapolis takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Minneapolis can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

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Rockford

Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Severson Dells Nature Center, have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, examine the collection at Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum & Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Anderson Japanese Gardens, then buy something for everyone on your list at CherryVale Mall, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sinnissippi Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rockford trip maker app.

You can drive from Minneapolis to Rockford in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Rockford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chicago.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

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Chicago

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 9th (Wed), wander the streets of The Magnificent Mile, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, wander the streets of The Loop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, and finally shop like a local with Lincoln Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverwalk Lot, learn about all things military at Cantigny Park, grab your bike and head to Lakefront Trail, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Indiana Dunes National Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Rockford to Chicago by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and subway. In October in Chicago, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:

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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.
The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and Venice Canals Walkway will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at LA Farmers' Market and The Americana at Brand. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Wayfarers Chapel (in Rancho Palos Verdes), Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden (in Arcadia) and Huntington Dog Beach (in Huntington Beach). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stroll through Manhattan Beach, and shop like a local with The Grove.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles day trip app.

You can fly from Chicago to Los Angeles in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Los Angeles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 16:

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Santa Barbara

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 16th (Wed): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Douglas Family Preserve, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Historic La Arcada Courtyard.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, Santa Barbara is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmel.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 17:

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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 17th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmel driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Carmel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Santa Barbara, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmel, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco attractions planner.

You can drive from Carmel to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

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.