30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

30 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA visit planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, make a trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read New York City trip maker.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to New York City, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in September; daily highs in New York City reach 31°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Jackson Hole

— 2 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Grand Teton. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions, and then see what you can catch with Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jackson Hole trip itinerary builder.

Fly from New York City to Jackson Hole in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park

— 7 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 Old Faithful. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Lower Geyser Basin, explore and take pictures at Firehole Canyon Drive, hike along Monument Geyser Basin, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Aurum Geyser.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jackson Hole in September, things will get a bit cooler in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 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 Rim Trail. On the 16th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: hike along South Kaibab Trail, cruise along East Rim Drive, get great views at Yaki Point, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 28°C and lows about 7°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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 Half Dome. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and hike along North Dome.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. 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, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and don't miss a visit to Coit Tower.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco vacation planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in San Francisco when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Step out of the city life by going to Grinnell Glacier and Highline Trail. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park holiday planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Glacier National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Francisco in September, with highs in Glacier National Park at 24°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature