29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

29 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Healdsburg
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through Times Square, walk around The High Line, get great views at Top of the Rock, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New York City online travel route planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Washington DC

— 3 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at National World War II Memorial, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Gatlinburg

— 3 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking (in Great Smoky Mountains National Park), Sevierville (Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway & Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sugarlands Distilling Company, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gatlinburg to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Gatlinburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
On the 16th (Thu), shop like a local with The Strip, try your luck at Paris Las Vegas, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try to win big at New York New York Casino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): try your luck at Wynn Las Vegas, try your luck at Casino At The Venetian, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally try your luck at Mandalay Bay.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas journey maker.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
On the 21st (Tue), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Pohono Trail, stroll through May Lake Trailhead, and walk around Mariposa Grove.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in June; daily highs in Yosemite National Park reach 30°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Healdsburg

— 2 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): do a tasting at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and then learn about winemaking at Sapphire Hill Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: go all around town with Ace It Bike Tours, then do a tasting at Stephen & Walker Winery, and then do a tasting at Thumbprint Cellars.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Healdsburg trip tool.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Healdsburg, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, and then wander the streets of Chinatown. Here are some ideas for day two: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Healdsburg to San Francisco takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in June, plan for little chillier days in San Francisco, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Go for a jaunt from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park to see Grand Teton about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be cooler, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then take a stroll through Pike Place Market, and finally get in on the family fun at Seattle Great Wheel.

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Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 27°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums