28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA visit planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
bus + Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Zion National Park
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
8
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
9
Chicago
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
10
Boston
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h
11
New York City
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
16
San Antonio
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
17
San Diego
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
18
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

1
night
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip itinerary maker app .

Melbourne, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST) is minus 20 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Honolulu at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve ©
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): wander the streets of SoMa and then wander the streets of Union Square. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time (HST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Honolulu in June, expect San Francisco to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, explore the striking landscape at Taft Point, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, and finally make a trip to Yosemite Village. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA and then hike along Mariposa Grove.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park itinerary builder app .

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Taft Point ©
Taft Point

1
night
Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park ©
Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Zabriskie Point, then get great views at Dante's View, and then trek along Salt Creek Interpretive Trail.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Death Valley National Park online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of bus and car from Yosemite National Park to Death Valley National Park in 6 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Death Valley National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Zabriskie Point ©
Zabriskie Point
Dante's View ©
Dante's View
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail ©
Salt Creek Interpretive Trail

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
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 7th (Sun): examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at Paris Las Vegas.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in June, with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

2
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 9th (Tue): take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, hike along South Kaibab Trail, then explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and finally take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get great views at Lookout Studio, then trek along Bright Angel Trail, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park travel planning app .

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. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, expect nights in Grand Canyon National Park to be colder, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

1
night
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Narrows.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Zion National Park: highs are around 40°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Narrows ©
The Narrows

2
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): trek along Artist Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Butte Overlook and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Zion National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Zion National Park in June: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

1
day
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, walk around Millennium Park, then steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Chicago, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Fourth Presbyterian Church ©
Fourth Presbyterian Church

1
night
Boston

Boston ©
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
On the 15th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Boston attractions planner .

Getting from Chicago to Boston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Boston is 1 hour. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mount Auburn Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Fine Arts ©
Museum of Fine Arts
Mount Auburn Cemetery ©
Mount Auburn Cemetery

2
nights
New York City

New York City ©
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 16th (Tue): browse the exhibits of 9/11 Memorial and then take in the pleasant sights at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at New York Public Library, make a trip to Times Square, then admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New York City online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Boston to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
Times Square ©
Times Square

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Portrait Gallery.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC day trip planning tool .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
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 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then try out the rides at Discovery Cove.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando online route planner .

Getting from Washington DC to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

1
night
Miami

Miami
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Plan my Miami trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 22nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in June, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 33°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the history at Mission Espada, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Antonio trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in June, expect nights in San Antonio to be little chillier, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada

1
night
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read San Diego online travel route planner .

You can fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Antonio to San Diego, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Antonio in June, expect nights in San Diego to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Diego

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
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 25th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles attractions website .

Traveling by car from San Diego to Los Angeles takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from San Diego in June, expect nights in Los Angeles to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita ©
Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Similar Plans

30 days in New York City BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM POLAND July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Western US & Badlands National Park BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in San Diego BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans