30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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30 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 30​min
3
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  9​h
10
New York City
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Plattsburgh

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Washington National Cathedral and Tomb of the Unknowns. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Tidal Basin, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip maker .

Plattsburgh to Washington DC is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Plattsburgh in May; daily highs in Washington DC reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of the Unknowns ©
Tomb of the Unknowns
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and then take a stroll through Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter, look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Louis Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Jackson Square.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans trip planner .

Getting from Washington DC to New Orleans by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: highs in New Orleans hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kolb Studio and Hermit's Rest. Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and South Kaibab Trail. On the 24th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, and get great views at Grandview Point.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in May, with lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

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

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 27th (Mon), examine the collection at The Neon Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, shop like a local with The Strip, and then admire the local landmark of Bellagio Fountains.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Las Vegas using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May: highs in Las Vegas hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bellagio Fountains ©
Bellagio Fountains
The Strip ©
The Strip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and finally explore the world behind art at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Los Angeles to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum ©
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Big Trees Lodge, National Historic Landmark and Yosemite Museum Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Bridalveil Fall. Spend the 1st (Sat) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, make a trip to Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, trek along Panorama Trail, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yosemite Valley Chapel.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in May, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are little chillier (65°F), and nights are much colder (34°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias ©

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Exploratorium and Musee Mecanique will appeal to museum buffs. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and City Lights Booksellers. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate the long history of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the awesome beauty at Twin Peaks.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your San Francisco trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (71°F), and nights are a bit warmer (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Twin Peaks ©
Twin Peaks
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

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night
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.
On the 7th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Seattle online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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 Yellowstone National Park. On the 9th (Sun), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mount Washburn. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Fairy Falls. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful and hike along Artist Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park holiday maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be colder, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Yellowstone National Park ©
Yellowstone National Park

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nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your New York City trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of car, flight, and bus from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, you will find days in New York City are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are much warmer (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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