22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route maker

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to New Orleans
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Drive
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Horseshoe Bend
— 1 night
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Drive to Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field, Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, don't miss a visit to 9/11 Memorial, take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge, and browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the New York City online route planner.

Willemstad, Curacao to New York City is an approximately 8-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Willemstad to New York City. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Willemstad in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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 18th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Grand Teton National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 1 night

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 23rd (Thu): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
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 Half Dome, make a trip to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To plan Yosemite National Park vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 1 night

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.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 6 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Los Angeles: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 22°C at night. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 28th (Tue), hike along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, then get great views at Powell Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): walk around Indian Garden and then stroll through Rim Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip site.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park. When traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Cabildo, then examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to New Orleans in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect nights in New Orleans to be warmer, around 33°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Horseshoe Bend.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Horseshoe Bend

— 1 night
Horseshoe Bend is a city in Fulton, Izard, and Sharp counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the activities along Crown Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Horseshoe Bend day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New Orleans to Horseshoe Bend. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Horseshoe Bend are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Horseshoe Bend

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jefferson Memorial. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress, then appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and finally get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Horseshoe Bend to Washington DC with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Horseshoe Bend to Washington DC is 1 hour. In October in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

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.