29 days in United States Itinerary

29 days in United States Itinerary

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29 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nashville
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
3
New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Houston
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Austin
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Albuquerque
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  13​h
8
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Taxi + Bus:  3​h 45​min
9
Sacramento
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
14
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: London

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nights
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Wrigley Field.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner .

Washington DC to Chicago is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in September: high temperatures in Chicago hover around 29°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks
Highlights from your plan
Millennium Park ©
Millennium Park
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower ©
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

few
hours
Nashville

Nashville
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nashville trip planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Nashville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in September, expect nights in Nashville to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. You'll set off for New Orleans on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Nashville

Nightlife Parks Tours

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 5th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Lafayette Cemetery No.1 and then take a stroll through Garden District. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Orleans travel planner .

Getting from Nashville to New Orleans by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 33°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Houston.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
Jackson Square ©
Jackson Square

1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Houston tour itinerary maker .

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. While traveling from New Orleans, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Austin.

Things to do in Houston

Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Menil Collection ©
The Menil Collection
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

1
night
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum and then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin trip planner .

You can drive from Houston to Austin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Austin are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Albuquerque.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Texas State Capitol ©
Texas State Capitol
Bullock Texas State History Museum ©

1
night
Albuquerque

Albuquerque remains one of the state's secret jewels, as its tourist attractions are often overshadowed by the more popular holiday destination of Santa Fe.
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Albuquerque tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Austin to Albuquerque in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Austin to Albuquerque is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Austin in September, things will get little chillier in Albuquerque: highs are around 33°C and lows about 18°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Albuquerque

Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides

4
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
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 11th (Wed), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, trek along South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Mather Point, and stroll through Rim Trail.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary website .

You can drive from Albuquerque to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Albuquerque in September, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 28°C and lows at 7°C. You will leave for Yosemite National Park on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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, trails, scenic drive, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Olmsted Point, and hike along Panorama Trail.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 13 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Yosemite National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sacramento.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

few
hours
Sacramento

Sacramento ©
The capital city of America's most economically significant state, Sacramento is an important stop for any politico.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sacramento trip simple and quick.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Sacramento by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect Sacramento to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sacramento

Museums
Highlights from your plan
California State Railroad Museum ©
California State Railroad Museum

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, shop like a local with Union Square, take a memorable ride with Cable Cars, and admire all the interesting features of AT&T Park.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sacramento to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
On the 23rd (Mon), make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and train from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood

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nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Cliffs and then stroll through San Diego Zoo. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego trip maker app .

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park ©
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then stop by Powell's City of Books, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lan Su Chinese Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portland itinerary builder tool .

Fly from San Diego to Portland in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from San Diego in September, Portland is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
International Rose Test Garden ©
International Rose Test Garden

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nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, meet the residents at Seattle Aquarium, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally don't miss a visit to Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Glasshouse-Studio, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seattle trip itinerary website .

Getting from Portland to Seattle by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in September, you will find days in Seattle are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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