30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

Montevideo, Uruguay to New York City is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Montevideo to New York City due to the time zone difference. In August, New York City is warmer than Montevideo - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton, and then hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from New York City to Grand Teton National Park in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Grand Teton National Park. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Lamar Valley. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, explore and take pictures at Grand Loop Road, and contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip site.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seattle

— 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Step out of the city life by going to Alki Beach and Brackett's Landing South. When in Seattle, make a side trip to see Seahurst Beach Park in Burien, approximately Burien away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pioneer Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Seattle day trip planning app.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bright Angel Point and Grand Canyon Railway Depot. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Rim Trail, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Widforss Trail.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and trek along Tuolumne Meadows.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Appreciate the collections at Exploratorium and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Union Square. Get out of town with these interesting San Francisco side-trips: Healdsburg (Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Stephen & Walker Winery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Filbert Street Stairs, go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, and walk around Golden Gate Park.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip