21 days in United States Itinerary

21 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 2 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 1 night
Fly
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 1 night
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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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Central Park, see the interesting displays at Museum of American Finance, snap pictures at Brooklyn Bridge, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, New York City is a bit warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, and then examine the collection at International Spy Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC day trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

Orlando

— 1 night

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): cool off at Discovery Cove.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 1 night

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get little chillier in Great Smoky Mountains National Park: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Faithful and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser, get outside with Morning Glory Pool, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Storm Point Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park online road trip planner.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in August, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. Kids will appreciate attractions like Half Dome and Taft Point. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park journey maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, get curious at Exploratorium, and then browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

Make your San Francisco itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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 slightly colder (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Glacier National Park

— 1 night

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Grinnell Glacier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in August: highs in Glacier National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
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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.

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.