26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 day
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Rocky Mountain National Park
— 1 day
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Denver
— 1 night
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Oklahoma City
— 1 night
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Dallas
— 2 nights
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Houston
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Tampa
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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New York City
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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 5th (Sat), take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Point, then admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands, and then take a peaceful walk through Muir Woods National Monument.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco vacation builder website.

Brisbane, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Francisco, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get lost in a book at The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens and then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles tour itinerary app.

You can drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas planning tool.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 1 day
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 10th (Thu): stroll around Indian Garden, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, then get great views at Maricopa Point, and finally make a trip to Powell Point.

Plan my trip to Grand Canyon National Park with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in October: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature

Rocky Mountain National Park

— 1 day
Rocky Mountain National Park presents an ideal setting for recreation in the mountain range for which the park is named.
On the 11th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Deer Mountain, then explore the striking landscape of Sheep Lakes, then appreciate the views at Many Parks Curve Overlook, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at North Inlet Trail.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Rocky Mountain National Park tour planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Rocky Mountain National Park by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rocky Mountain National Park, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Denver.

Things to do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Denver trip builder.

You can drive from Rocky Mountain National Park to Denver in 2 hours. October in Denver sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. You'll set off for Oklahoma City on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Denver

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nightlife

Oklahoma City

— 1 night

The Big Friendly

Oklahoma City, known to many as the "Big Friendly," represents the political, cultural, and economic engine of the state of Oklahoma.
For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oklahoma City trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Denver to Oklahoma City in 10.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in October, expect Oklahoma City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dallas.

Things to do in Oklahoma City

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Dallas

— 2 nights

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 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Top O'Hill Terrace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Arbor Hills Nature Preserve.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dallas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oklahoma City to Dallas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Oklahoma City in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dallas, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Houston.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Houston

— 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Funeral History, stroll the grounds of Glenwood Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Brazos Bend State Park and then learn about all things military at Lone Star Flight Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Houston travel route builder.

Getting from Dallas to Houston by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Houston can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Whitney Plantation and then admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Augustine Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Houston to New Orleans takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Houston in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in New Orleans

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 20th (Sun), take a stroll through Hyde Park. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tampa Police Museum, trek along Bayshore Boulevard, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkolrata Temple, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Hillsborough River.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampa trip planner.

Drive from New Orleans to Tampa in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in Tampa to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Wynwood, and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Deering Estate, examine the collection at Burger Beast Museum, admire the masterpieces at Perez Art Museum Miami, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip app.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Miami takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Wekiwa Springs State Park and then admire the striking features of Stetson Mansion.

Plan my day in Orlando using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Miami in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Orlando, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Orlando to New York City in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in New York City reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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.