31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA tour planner

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New York City
— 5 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, and steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip app.

Lisbon, Portugal to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to New York City is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Washington DC

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Tidal Basin, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route builder app.

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Washington DC to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

New Orleans

— 4 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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Garden District, get a dose of the wild on Happiness Bayou Tours, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Washington DC, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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 15th (Sat), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive, and take in panoramic vistas at Desert View Watchtower.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Step out of Las Vegas to go to Boulder City and see Hoover Dam, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at Caesars Palace, don't miss a visit to Paris Las Vegas, and see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Half Dome, trek along Mariposa Grove, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mirror Lake/Meadow Trail.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park online day trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Traveling from Las Vegas in May, expect Yosemite National Park to be colder, temps between 21°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

San Francisco

— 4 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: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, see the interesting displays at Musee Mecanique, and get great views at Twin Peaks.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Francisco trip builder.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites