31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  23​h
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Glacier National Park
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Indore

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Space Needle, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, then identify plant and animal life at Mercer Slough Nature Park, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium, and finally explore and take pictures at Safeco Field.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle driving holiday planning site .

Indore, India to Seattle is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Indore to Seattle is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Indore in August, Seattle is slightly colder at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Mercer Slough Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

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night
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iceberg Lake Trail, then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, and then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, plan for little chillier nights in Glacier National Park, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail

3
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.
Step out of Las Vegas with an excursion to Hoover Dam in Boulder City--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, and try your luck at Casino at the Venetian.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Glacier National Park to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 45°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
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.
When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, put a fun spin on your tour with Fantastic Race, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Los Angeles day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, things will get slightly colder in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Disneyland Park, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

3
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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, parks, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, make a trip to Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park route planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Los Angeles to Yosemite National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows
Sentinel Dome ©
Sentinel Dome

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, and examine the collection at de Young Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Francisco trip website .

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit cooler 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 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Yellowstone National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, and explore the striking landscape at Gibbon Falls.

Start your trip to Yellowstone National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, Yellowstone National Park is much colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 21st (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Wrigley Field, appreciate the extensive heritage of Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, then admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are much warmer (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Wrigley Field ©
Wrigley Field
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Washington DC road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New York City online trip maker .

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. August in New York City sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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