21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Twin Peaks, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve and San Francisco Bay. Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods National Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip planner.

Los Angeles to San Francisco is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 30th (Mon), you'll travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Get outdoors at Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center and Norris Geyser Basin. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, admire the sheer force of Gibbon Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the natural beauty of Castle Geyser.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from San Francisco in October: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 9°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

New York City

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Book of Mormon as well as Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Visit The Met Cloisters and Brooklyn Heights Promenade for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, make a trip to Washington Square Park, go for a walk through Times Square, and wander the streets of SoHo.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our New York City trip itinerary website.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and then take in the history at Stones River National Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville, then hang with the cowboys and cowgirls at The George Jones, and then admire the majestic nature at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from New York City to Nashville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, plan for little chillier nights in Nashville, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Whitney Plantation and then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Garden District and then put a fun spin on your tour with Escape My Room New Orleans.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read New Orleans tour itinerary website.

Fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Nashville in October, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
On the 12th (Sat), trek along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, plan for colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Los Angeles

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Universal Studios Hollywood. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Petersen Automotive Museum and Madame Tussauds Hollywood. Get a sense of the local culture at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Griffith Observatory. There's lots more to do: stop by LA Farmers' Market, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, and admire the masterpieces at The Broad.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Los Angeles takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Los Angeles hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.