22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Make it your trip
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Reno, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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New Orleans

— 3 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, meet the residents at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, get in on the family fun at Carousel Gardens, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans day trip app.

Sydney, Australia to New Orleans is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to New Orleans, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for a bit warmer days in New Orleans, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · 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 26th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, then appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from New Orleans to Washington DC by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Washington DC when traveling from New Orleans in June, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our New York City travel route planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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 Midway Geyser Basin, explore the striking landscape of Mount Washburn, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route maker tool.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yellowstone National Park is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (4°C). On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Half Dome, and trek along Four Mile Trail.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park travel route planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Yosemite National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July: high temperatures in Yosemite National Park hover around 33°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) 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 11th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, then go for a walk through Lombard Street, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.