30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary builder

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New York City
— 5 nights
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Nashville
— 2 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Dallas
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Union City
— 7 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Speed Boats Tours and Photography Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Asbury Splash Park in Asbury Park (about 1h 10 min away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, pause for some photo ops at The Oculus, see the interesting displays at The Morgan Library & Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Trump Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to New York City is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Zurich in September, things will get a bit warmer in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly to Nashville.

Things to do in New York City

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Nashville

— 2 nights

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get lost in a book at Nashville Public Library, see the interesting displays at Patsy Cline Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Upper Room, and finally deepen your understanding at Vanderbilt University. On your second day here, stroll around Edwin and Percy Warner Parks, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Smith Creek Moonshine, then get your game on at BATL - The Backyard Axe Throwing League, and finally stroll around Riverfront Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nashville trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from New York City to Nashville in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Nashville due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Immaculate Conception Church and Our Sacred Stories. Step out of New Orleans to go to Vacherie and see St. Joseph Plantation, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, steep yourself in history at Hermann-Grima House, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get outside with Ultimate Swamp Adventures.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our New Orleans online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Nashville to New Orleans in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter evenings in New Orleans when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dallas

— 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the views from Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing. Keep things going the next day: stop by Wild Bill's Western Store, then don't miss a visit to Grassy Knoll, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, and finally explore the world behind art at Meadows Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dallas online travel route planner.

Fly from New Orleans to Dallas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Dallas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Navajo Bridge and East Rim Drive. Step out of Grand Canyon National Park with an excursion to Vermillion Cliffs Scenic Highway in Marble Canyon--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, take a memorable drive along Point Imperial Drive, and appreciate the history behind Powell Point.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Grand Canyon National Park. While traveling from Dallas, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Union City.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Union City

— 7 nights
Union City is a city in the San Francisco Bay Area in Alameda County, California, United States located approximately 20 miles south of Oakland, 30 miles southeast of San Francisco, and 20 miles north of San Jose. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blackhawk Museum and Forest Home Farms Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Union City: Dublin (Dublin Ranch Golf Course & Dublin Hills Regional Park), Blackhawk Plaza (in Danville) and San Ramon (San Ramon Golf Club, Dougherty Station Library, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Old Alvarado Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Hillsdale Shopping Center, get lost in a book at Dublin Public Library, and learn about winemaking at Westover Vineyards.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Union City driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Union City in 12 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Union City is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Union City, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Francisco.

Things to do in Union City

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Golf

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Crissy Field. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Healdsburg (Williamson Wines Tasting Room, Gracianna Winery, &more). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Museum of Ice Cream, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Aquarium of the Bay.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip maker tool.

Drive from Union City to San Francisco in an hour. In September, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.