23 days in United States Itinerary

23 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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New York City
— 2 nights
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tusayan
— 1 night
Fly to Page, Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Springdale
— 1 night
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
10
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Bus
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Mammoth Lakes
— 1 night
Fly
12
San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Monterey
— 1 night
Drive
14
Pismo Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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New York City — 2 nights

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: go for a walk through Central Park, explore the galleries of 9/11 Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City visit planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New York City is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Phoenix.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Phoenix — 1 night

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Phoenix sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Phoenix takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Phoenix due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Phoenix hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sedona.
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Sedona — 1 night

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): cruise along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sedona holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Phoenix to Sedona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Phoenix in October, things will get little chillier in Sedona: highs are around 29°C and lows about 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Spas
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Grand Canyon National Park — 2 nights

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then hike along South Kaibab Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): trek along Rim Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sedona in October, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be cooler, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Tusayan.
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Tusayan — 1 night

Tusayan is a town, but was a census-designated place during the 2010 census. On the 8th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hermit Trail.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tusayan trip itinerary planning tool.

Tusayan is just a short distance from Grand Canyon National Park. In October, daytime highs in Tusayan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bryce Canyon National Park.
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Bryce Canyon National Park — 1 night

You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Navajo/Queens Garden Loop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bryce Canyon National Park trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Tusayan to Bryce Canyon National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tusayan in October: highs in Bryce Canyon National Park hover around 19°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Springdale.
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Springdale — 1 night

Located just outside Zion National Park, Springdale's 600 residents welcome thousands of visitors a year to their tiny town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of The Narrows.

Plan my day in Springdale using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bryce Canyon National Park to Springdale by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park in October, things will get a bit warmer in Springdale: highs are around 27°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online holiday maker.

You can drive from Springdale to Las Vegas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Springdale in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Death Valley National Park.
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Death Valley National Park — 1 night

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the activities along Badwater Basin, explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, and finally hike along Gower Gulch Loop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Death Valley National Park route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Death Valley National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Death Valley National Park, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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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.
On the 13th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. The adventure continues: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, get great views at Valley View, and explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Death Valley National Park to Yosemite National Park. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (-2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Mammoth Lakes.
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Mammoth Lakes — 1 night

Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, California, the county's only incorporated community. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Devils Postpile National Monument and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mammoth Lakes trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, then steep yourself in history at Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mammoth Lakes to San Francisco by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mammoth Lakes in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Monterey.
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Monterey — 1 night

Monterey is a city in the U.S. state of California, on the southern edge of Monterey Bay on California's Central Coast. On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Elkhorn Slough Safari.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Monterey trip planner.

You can drive from San Francisco to Monterey in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Monterey sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pismo Beach.
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Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

Pismo Beach — 1 night

Pismo Beach is a city in San Luis Obispo County, in the Central Coast area of California, United States. To see photos and more tourist information, use the Pismo Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Monterey to Pismo Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Monterey, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pismo Beach, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 14°C. You will leave for Los Angeles on the 20th (Thu).
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Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then admire the masterpieces at Norton Simon Museum, and finally discover the magic at Disney California Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Los Angeles trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Pismo Beach to Los Angeles in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Pismo Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Los Angeles, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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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Phoenix & Central Arizona travel guide

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Gardens · Specialty Museums · Golf Courses