19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
5
San Francisco
— 1 night
Fly
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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly

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New York City

— 2 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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and don't miss a visit to Times Square.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City journey planner.

Rome, Italy to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Rome to New York City. Traveling from Rome in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind National World War II Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, then pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Washington DC vacation site.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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.
On the 11th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then try to win big at The Cosmopolitan Casino, then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then try your luck at Casino At The Venetian.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas itinerary builder.

Getting from Washington DC to Las Vegas by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Washington DC to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. In September, Las Vegas is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

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, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, cruise along Tioga Pass, hike along Nevada Falls Loop, and don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 16th (Thu): stroll through Alcatraz Island, take a stroll through Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in San Francisco, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 17th (Fri), go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Honolulu visit planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Honolulu hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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 19th (Sun), kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Two Rodeo Drive.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles. Expect little chillier evenings in Los Angeles when traveling from Honolulu in September, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Beaches · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
On the 20th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Los Angeles to Grand Teton National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.

Hawaii travel guide

4.4
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Zipline
The Aloha State
An archipelago of hundreds of volcanic islands located in a geological hot spot in the middle of Pacific, Hawaii offers diverse natural scenery and a warm tropical climate. The six major islands open to tourism draw visitors with their sun-drenched public beaches and craggy natural trails. Thanks to their mid-Pacific location, the islands boast a vibrant native culture influenced by both North America and Asia. You can spend your vacation basking in the modern comforts of the big hotels, but to experience the true spirit of these islands, remember that real Hawaiians live outdoors. Encounter nature by surfing, swimming, fishing, and picnicking, or join a guided tour across the ancient lava flows to the top of Hawaii's rugged volcanic peaks.