41 days in United States Itinerary

41 days in United States Itinerary

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Palm Springs
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
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Big Sur
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Mendocino
— 2 nights
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St. Helena
— 3 nights
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Napa
— 2 nights
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American Canyon
— 2 nights
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read New York City sightseeing planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Miami.
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Miami — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Go for a jaunt from Miami to Key Largo to see Scuba & Snorkeling about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Oleta River State Park, look for gifts at Bayside Cigars, buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall, and wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Miami driving holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Miami in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Miami at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally stop by Garden District. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, then walk around New Orleans City Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Miami to New Orleans in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to New Orleans. Traveling from Miami in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (33°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.
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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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to Las Vegas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara — 2 nights

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 14th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Barbara online attractions planner.

Getting from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: high temperatures in Santa Barbara hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Anaheim (about 36 minutes away). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, look for gifts at Hollywood & Highland, and kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles travel website.

Drive from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Santa Barbara in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palm Springs.
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Palm Springs — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Theresa Church, hunt for treasures at VillageFest, then get engrossed in the history at Palm Springs Air Museum, and finally get interesting insight from Tours. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Desert Holocaust Memorial, then get to know the resident critters at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, then explore the stunning scenery at Tahquitz Canyon, and finally don't miss a visit to Palm Canyon Drive.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palm Springs online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Palm Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Palm Springs: highs are around 44°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Diego.
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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 21st (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo and then stroll around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Mingei International Museum and then examine the collection at USS Midway Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego trip planner.

Drive from Palm Springs to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Palm Springs in September, plan for cooler days in San Diego, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, and get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park travel itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from San Diego to Yosemite National Park with the Route module. Traveling from San Diego in September, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Big Sur.
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Big Sur — 2 nights

Big Country of the South

A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
On the 26th (Mon), trek along Partington Cove, admire the sheer force of McWay Falls, kick back and relax at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hawthorne Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, snap pictures at Bixby Bridge, and then cruise along Old Coast Road.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Big Sur trip builder tool.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Big Sur in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, Big Sur is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stop by Chinatown, and browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco visit planner.

Drive from Big Sur to San Francisco in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mendocino.
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Mendocino — 2 nights

Mendocino is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. On the 1st (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Russian Gulch State Park, admire the majestic nature at Point Cabrillo Light Station, and then admire the majestic nature at Jug Handle State Reserve. On the next day, cruise along Mendocino Coast, then look for gifts at Mendocino Jams & Preserves, then stroll through Van Damme State Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Mendocino Headlands State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendocino trip maker app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Mendocino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, you will find days in Mendocino are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Helena.
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St. Helena — 3 nights

The Heart Of Napa Valley

The city of St.
Step out of St. Helena with an excursion to VJB Cellars in Kenwood--about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Modus Operandi Cellars and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helena trip builder.

Getting from Mendocino to St. Helena by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Napa.
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Napa — 2 nights

America's Wine Country

Located just 80 km (50 mi) north of San Francisco, Napa sits at the southern end of the scenic Napa Valley, one of the world's major wine regions.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Riverfront Promenade and then do a tasting at Taylor Family Vineyards. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Napa trip maker tool.

Napa is very close to St. Helena. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to American Canyon.
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American Canyon — 2 nights

American Canyon is a city located in southern Napa County, California, 35mi northeast of San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Area. On the 9th (Sun), walk around Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, trek along American Canyon Wetlands, and then learn about winemaking at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District and then take a stroll through Old Town Novato.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read American Canyon journey maker app.

American Canyon is just a short distance from Napa. In October, daytime highs in American Canyon are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel 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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California travel guide

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The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.
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Napa Valley travel guide

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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.
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