28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

28 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Chicago
— 1 day
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Chicago

— 1 day

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Michigan.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Chicago holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chicago. In June, daily temperatures in Chicago can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Washington DC: Baltimore (The Walters Art Museum & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Library of Congress.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Washington DC trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Washington DC in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Chicago in June since evenings lows in Washington DC dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll around Manatee Sanctuary Park, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally stroll around Canaveral National Seashore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, then cool off at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and finally get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park holiday builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Orlando to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Orlando, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gun Garage and Apocalypse Vegas. Get out of town with these interesting Las Vegas side-trips: Clark County Heritage Museum (in Henderson) and Winged Figures of the Republic Statues (in Boulder City). There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy some diversion at Machine Guns Vegas, have some family-friendly fun at The Roller Coaster, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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

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 June, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 103°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Battleship USS Iowa Museum and Petersen Automotive Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Newport Beach) and Heisler Park (in Laguna Beach). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, stroll around Lake Hollywood Park, and get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Make your Los Angeles itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Los Angeles, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glacier Point and Yosemite, Tunnel View. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, hike along Panorama Trail, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect colder with lows of 46°F in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Explore hidden gems such as Marin Headlands and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Healdsburg), Stanford University (in Palo Alto) and Charles M. Schulz Museum (in Santa Rosa). There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, explore the activities along San Francisco Bay, see the interesting displays at Walt Disney Family Museum, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be somewhat warmer, around 57°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then walk around Kerry Park, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Snoqualmie Falls, then take in panoramic vistas at Sky View Observatory, and then take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seattle holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip