21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, Train to Brussels

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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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stroll around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip itinerary builder.

Brussels, Belgium to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Washington DC

— 3 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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, and learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Washington DC are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Upper Geyser Basin, take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, and get great views at Lookout Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder tool.

You can fly from Washington DC to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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 7th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 15°C by day to -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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 9th (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, get great views at Washburn Point, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Teton National Park to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 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 nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, see the interesting displays at Cable Car Museum, shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online route planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature