30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Yellowstone National Park
— 1 night
Fly
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
5
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
6
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
7
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
8
Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
11
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll the grounds of National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial, and then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Honolulu trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Honolulu is minus 20 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Honolulu at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): discover the magic at Disneyland Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, examine the collection at The Getty Center, stop by Bergamot Station, admire the striking features of Walt Disney Concert Hall, then look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles travel planner.

Fly from Honolulu to Los Angeles in 7 hours. Traveling from Honolulu to Los Angeles, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in November: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in November, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 0°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 6th (Sun), ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll around Millennium Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in November, expect nights in Chicago to be much hotter, around 1°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chicago to Washington DC, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in November, things will get a bit warmer in Washington DC: highs are around 17°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

New York City

— 5 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: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, take a stroll through Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

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 15th (Tue), stroll around New Orleans City Park, then examine the collection at Cabildo, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at The National WWII Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans online travel planner.

Fly from New York City to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in New Orleans when traveling from New York City in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
On the 18th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Mather Point, stroll through South Kaibab Trail, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in November, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are slightly colder (14°C), and nights are cooler (-6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) 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 21st (Mon), examine the collection at The Mob Museum and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): shop like a local with The Strip, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Las Vegas journey website.

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. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in November: highs in Las Vegas hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

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 24th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 25th (Fri), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, hike along Mariposa Grove, stroll through Nature Center at Happy Isles, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in November, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 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 27th (Sun): browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf. Keep things going the next day: walk around Golden Gate Park, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning tool.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in November, expect nights in San Francisco to be much warmer, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.