22 days in United States Itinerary

22 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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San Jose
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Dallas
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Dallas
— 1 night
Fly
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New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madison
— 1 night
Fly
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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San Jose

Capital of Silicon Valley

The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Jose trip maker.

San Francisco to San Jose is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a subway. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Jose, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 59°F. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then trek along South Kaibab Trail, and finally get great views at Yaki Point.

Plan my day in Grand Canyon National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Jose to Grand Canyon National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Jose in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Dallas

— 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): examine the collection at Perot Museum of Nature and Science, steep yourself in history at Top O'Hill Terrace, then head outdoors with Texas Greenbelt Trinity River Trail, and finally make a trip to Grassy Knoll.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dallas vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Dallas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, you will find days in Dallas are a bit warmer (96°F), and nights are much hotter (78°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Dallas

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

New Orleans

— 1 night

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 7th (Thu): learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral, and then get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the New Orleans travel route planning website.

Fly from Dallas to New Orleans in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Dallas in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Orlando

— 3 nights

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.
Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 9th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando route planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Washington DC trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Washington DC are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
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, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, stroll through The High Line, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly to Madison.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Madison

— 1 night

The City of Four Lakes

Madison might be the capital of Wisconsin, but students rather than politicians give the city its identity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Olin-Turville Park, then take in nature's colorful creations at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and then make a trip to Memorial Union Terrace.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madison tour builder website.

Fly from New York City to Madison in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in July: high temperatures in Madison hover around 81°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Keystone.

Things to do in Madison

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, go for a walk through Breezy Point Picnic Area, explore the activities along Sylvan Lake, then explore the striking landscape at Needles Eye Tunnel, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Brule, take a peaceful walk through Black Hills National Forest, and then browse for treasures at The Farmer's Daughter.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Keystone trip builder site.

Getting from Madison to Keystone by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madison in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Keystone, with lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Keystone

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Yellowstone National Park is a bit cooler than Keystone - with highs of 73°F and lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.