28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
Make it your trip
Drive
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Drive to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly

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New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and admire all the interesting features of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City vacation planner.

Newark to New York City is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May in New York City, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Washington DC is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas — 2 nights

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then examine the collection at The Mob Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and finally see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary planning website.

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. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Yosemite National Park — 4 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Wapama Falls, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome, and see human ingenuity at work at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park. In May, Yosemite National Park is much colder than Las Vegas - with highs of 65°F and lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.
Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco — 3 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for sightseeing, nature, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Coit Tower, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in May since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, get to know the fascinating history of S Rim Trail, and take in the natural beauty of Beehive Geyser.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Chicago.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

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 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, then stroll around Millennium Park, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lincoln Park Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally admire the striking features of Reliance Building.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Chicago, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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United States travel guide

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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.