26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fly to Cedar City Regional Airport, Drive to Zion National Park
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Fisherman's Wharf and The Hess Collection Winery & Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Sharpsteen Museum (in Calistoga) and Valley of the Moon Pottery & North Eagle Gallery (in Santa Rosa). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Cable Car Museum, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, and explore the world behind art at Legion of Honor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco tour itinerary website.

Vienna, Austria to San Francisco is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Vienna in September, things will get somewhat warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, take in the exciting artwork at Ansel Adams Gallery, get great views at Valley View, then get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest, then make a trip to Olmsted Point, and finally cruise along Tioga Pass.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from San Francisco in September since evenings lows in Yosemite National Park dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Angel's Landing. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Zion National Park. There's still lots to do: cruise along Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and admire all the interesting features of Zion Shuttle.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park. The time zone difference when traveling from Yosemite National Park to Zion National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 10th (Sat): hike along Rim Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point, and then take some stellar pictures from Pipe Creek Vista. On your second day here, hike along South Kaibab Trail and then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park road trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is slightly colder than Zion National Park - with highs of 28°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Mob Museum and The National Atomic Testing Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at The Strip and Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas. And it doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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.
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Cape Canavarel National Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: White Sands Buddhist Center (in Mims), Time and Tide Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Plaza de la Constitucion (in St. Augustine). Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 18th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando road trip site.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Orlando. September in Orlando sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planning app.

You can fly from Orlando to Washington DC in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in September, with highs in Washington DC at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn about all things military at Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds, then get outside with Niagara Jet Adventures, and finally browse the fresh offerings at Sanger Farms.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Niagara Falls trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Washington DC to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Niagara Falls to be slightly colder, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Museums · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Valley Forge National Historical Park and Power Line Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Take a break from New York City with a short trip to Cynwyd Heritage Trail in Bala Cynwyd, about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City route builder app.

You can fly from Niagara Falls to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in New York City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.