27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Page
— 1 night
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
Drive
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Arches National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Kearney
— 1 night
Drive
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
Fly to Boston, Bus to Lincoln
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Lincoln
— 2 nights
Drive
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Harvard
Drive
15
New York City
— 3 nights

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Los Angeles — 2 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Griffith Observatory. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Villa, and finally examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway, appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, then examine the collection at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles online trip builder.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Los Angeles. In September in Los Angeles, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Yosemite National Park.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Half Dome.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online journey planner.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Nature · Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Roaring River Falls and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Moro Rock Trail, trek along Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and then contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park journey planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 5.5 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park — 2 nights

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dante's View. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, then take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, and then explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point. On the next day, play a few rounds at Furnace Creek Golf Course, steep yourself in history at Harmony Borax Works, then explore the striking landscape at The Devil's Speedway, then contemplate the waterfront views at Badwater Basin, and finally take a memorable drive along Artists Dr.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park by car takes about 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Death Valley National Park are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Las Vegas.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Golf

Las Vegas — 1 night

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 28th (Wed), examine the collection at Shelby American Inc and then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Death Valley National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Las Vegas. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.
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Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get great views at Lookout Studio.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation maker app.

Getting from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from Las Vegas in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 75°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Page.
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Page — 1 night

Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
On the 1st (Sat), stroll through Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Page online attractions planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Page in 4 hours. In October, Page is somewhat warmer than Grand Canyon National Park - with highs of 73°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Monument Valley.
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Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Monument Valley — 1 night

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Wildcat Trail and then examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum..

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Monument Valley day trip planner.

Drive from Page to Monument Valley in 4 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Page in October since evenings lows in Monument Valley dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Arches National Park.
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Arches National Park — 2 nights

Mother Nature kept reaching for red when she painted Arches National Park's 2,000 sandstone arches, resulting in one of the country's more distinctly shaped and colored landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Turret Arch and then take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch. On the next day, trek along Pine Tree Arch Trail, stroll through Tunnel Arch, and then explore the striking landscape at Pine Tree Arch.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Arches National Park driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Monument Valley to Arches National Park takes 4.5 hours. October in Arches National Park sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kearney.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Kearney — 1 night

Kearney is a city in and the county seat of Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kearney travel planner.

Traveling by car from Arches National Park to Kearney takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Arches National Park to Kearney, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 42°F. You will leave for Chicago on the 6th (Thu).
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Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, then admire the striking features of Chicago Cultural Center, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kearney to Chicago takes 9.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kearney in October since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Niagara Falls.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip

Niagara Falls — 2 nights

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S. half of the famous waterfall that straddles the border between Canada and the United States.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Niagara Gorge Trail, examine the collection at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center, and then trek along Devil's Hole State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Niagara Falls online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Niagara Falls are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll set off for Lincoln on the 10th (Mon).
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Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Side Trip

Lincoln — 2 nights

Stretching through the White Mountain National Forest, Lincoln welcomes hikers along the Appalachian Trail.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Flume Gorge, then trek along Artist Bluff Trail, and then kick back and relax at Echo Lake Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lincoln online road trip planner.

Getting from Niagara Falls to Lincoln by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Lincoln, with lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Harvard.
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Side Trip

Harvard

Harvard is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Fruitlands Museum and then learn about winemaking at Nashoba Valley Winery.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Harvard route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lincoln to Harvard takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Lincoln in October since evenings lows in Harvard dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to New York City.
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Museums · Wineries
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New York City — 3 nights

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 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Frick Collection, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, then examine the collection at New York Public Library, and finally wander the streets of SoHo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chelsea Market, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then wander the streets of Greenwich Village, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Harvard to New York City by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Harvard in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 57°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.
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White Mountains travel guide

4.6
Scenic Drive · Theme Parks · Geologic Formations
The vast White Mountains cover not only a quarter of New Hampshire, but also a good portion of western Maine. A popular holiday destination for hiking and camping throughout the year, this mountain range includes some of the most rugged terrain in New England. Most of the area is public land, with a number of state parks and a sprawling national forest. The range includes 48 peaks over 1,200 m (4,000 ft) tall, popularly known as the "four-thousand footers." Mount Washington stands out among these, at 1,917 m (6,288 ft), as the highest peak in the northeastern section of the United States. To explore the mountains while on vacation, you can park at the national forest's trailheads, but be sure to purchase a parking permit at any of the area's visitor centers first.
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