29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA vacation planner

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Boston
— 2 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Custer
— 1 day
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Chicago
— 1 day
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Niagara Falls
— 1 night
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Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Walden Pond State Reservation. Get a sense of the local culture at Museum of Fine Arts and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House. When in Boston, make a side trip to see Minuteman National Park - Old North Bridge in Concord, approximately Concord away. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Mount Auburn Cemetery, get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, steep yourself in history at Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, and get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Boston trip itinerary website.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Boston. In August, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Statue of Liberty National Monument. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, make a trip to Empire State Building, and admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Boston to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Washington National Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Georgetown University, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, then get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Washington DC itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 3 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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through North Kaibab Trail, hike along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mohave Point, and pause for some photo ops at Powell Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park takes 12 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 little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, and then try your luck at Paris Las Vegas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas trip planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 101°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Trillium Falls Hike and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tall Trees Grove.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Redwood National Park tour itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, things will get cooler in Redwood National Park: highs are around 66°F and lows about 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Golden Gate Park, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip planner.

You can fly from Redwood National Park to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Redwood National Park in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Get outdoors at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Firehole Canyon Drive, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, hike along North Rim Trail, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary website.

Getting from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 33°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Custer

— 1 day
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 12th (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Custer State Park, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Custer day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Custer reach 71°F and lows reach 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Custer

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Chicago

— 1 day

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll around Millennium Park, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, then contemplate the long history of Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chicago day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Custer to Chicago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Custer in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Niagara Falls

— 1 night

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine & Basilica and then immerse yourself in nature at Devil's Hole State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Niagara Jet Adventures, then Head underground at Cave of the Winds, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Niagara Falls trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Chicago to Niagara Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Niagara Falls, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips