28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States attractions planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 4 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 3 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 7 nights
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New York City

— 5 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Central Park, walk around The High Line, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker site.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from London to New York City is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in New York City hover around 24°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Gatlinburg

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Step out of Gatlinburg to go to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, take in the dramatic scenery at Spruce Flats Falls, explore the striking landscape at Chimney Tops Trail, and cruise along Little River Road.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Gatlinburg online journey planner.

Getting from New York City to Gatlinburg by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from New York City in October since evenings lows in Gatlinburg dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Austin.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Austin is known for museums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, stroll through Barton Creek Greenbelt, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Austin, and admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Austin vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Gatlinburg to Austin. Traveling from Gatlinburg in October, things will get a bit warmer in Austin: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Antonio.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

San Antonio

— 3 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Antonio: Fredericksburg (National Museum of the Pacific War & Grape Creek Vineyards on Main). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at San Antonio Botanical Garden, stroll around Friedrich Wilderness Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Antonio trip planner.

Drive from Austin to San Antonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in San Antonio, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Las Vegas: Boulder City (Hoover Dam & Helicopter Tours). Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas day trip planning website.

You can fly from San Antonio to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to Las Vegas. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Antonio in November, with highs in Las Vegas at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 7 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in San Francisco sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.

Tennessee travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Distilleries · Theaters
The Volunteer State
Divided by law, geography, and custom into three major regions, represented by the three stars on state's flag, Tennessee boasts a distinctive musical heritage that includes elements of bluegrass, country-western, and blues. With a countryside as diverse as its people, Tennessee includes landscapes ranging from a mountainous region in the east to the lowlands of the west, with gently rolling hills in the middle. For a well-rounded vacation, you can hike remote mountain trails in the morning and explore the crowded bars of Nashville in the evening. Visit the urban attractions, such as Elvis Presley's former residence in Memphis, but don't miss a chance to spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, situated in the eastern part of the state.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.