21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

21 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly to Key West, Bus to Big Pine Key
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Big Pine Key
— 1 day
Bus to Key West, Fly to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
— 1 day
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Visit 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fifth Avenue. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, shop like a local with Shopping Girlfriend NYC, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City route builder.

Dublin, Ireland to New York City is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Dublin to New York City due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in August, with highs in New York City at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Big Pine Key

— 1 day
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and then look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery.

Plan trip to Big Pine Key with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Big Pine Key in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In August, Big Pine Key is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Colorado Springs

— 1 day
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get your game on at Battlefield Colorado, then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop, and then stroll around Garden of the Gods.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Colorado Springs day trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Big Pine Key to Colorado Springs in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Big Pine Key to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Big Pine Key in August: highs in Colorado Springs hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay. Get some historical perspective at Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Venice Canals Walkway. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Disneyland Park (in Anaheim). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, stop by Hollywood & Highland, get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Colorado Springs to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Colorado Springs in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Family-friendly places like Tuolumne Meadows and Lembert Dome will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Yosemite Museum Gallery, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at El Capitan, and trek along May Lake Trailhead.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Los Angeles in August since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Escape the urban bustle at Alcatraz Island and China Beach. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and City Lights Booksellers for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, shop like a local with Union Square, visit SoMa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Funston National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planning website.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Colorado travel guide

4.3
River Rafting & Tubing · Parks · Scenic Drive
The Centennial State
Home to diverse natural ecosystems, Colorado boasts numerous ski resorts, vineyards, canyons, fossil-rich national parks, rugged natural trails, and picturesque scenic drives. Arguably the greatest of Colorado's many natural wonders is Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in the North American Rockies. The state's natural beauty inspired the opening lyrics of the song "America the Beautiful." Aside from its abundant unspoiled wilderness, Colorado also offers many urban attractions, including award-winning restaurants and nationally praised microbreweries. With an extensive system of highways and railroads, the state provides visitors on vacation with a chance to explore this largely untamed part of the country by car or train.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
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.