28 days in United States Itinerary

28 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly to Kansas City International Airport, Drive to Manhattan
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Manhattan
— 1 night
Drive to Kansas City International Airport, Fly to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at de Young Museum and then steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco route builder tool.

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in San Francisco at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get great views at Washburn Point, look for all kinds of wild species at Nature Center at Happy Isles, then get a dose of the wild on YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail, then explore the striking landscape of Swinging Bridge Picnic Area Yosemite National Park CA, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park route planning site.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 13°C by day to -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rim Trail and Grand Canyon South Rim. On the 8th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, take a memorable drive along East Rim Drive, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lookout Studio.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March in Grand Canyon National Park, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive 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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Mob Museum and Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, and browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in March, expect nights in Las Vegas to be warmer, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manhattan.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Manhattan

— 1 night
Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Tuttle Creek State Park and then learn about winemaking at Liquid Art Winery and Estate.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Manhattan trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Las Vegas to Manhattan. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Las Vegas in March: highs in Manhattan hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Manhattan

Nature · Parks · Wineries

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Visit Garden District and French Quarter for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The National WWII Museum and The Historic New Orleans Collection. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at NOMA, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and appreciate the history behind Our Sacred Stories.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New Orleans travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Manhattan to New Orleans. Traveling from Manhattan in March, New Orleans is warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Everglades Birding and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center. On your second day here, trek along Pineland Trail, then contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail, and finally stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from New Orleans to Everglades National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Everglades National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from New Orleans in March; daily highs in Everglades National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Wildlife

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Curry Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Emerald's International. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Everglades National Park to Key West takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, then see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Jefferson Memorial. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of American History, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC day trip app.

You can fly from Key West to Washington DC in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Key West in March, expect Washington DC to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums

New York City

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Times Square, admire the landmark architecture of Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in March, plan for slightly colder days in New York City, with highs around 11°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.