31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

31 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA route maker

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 4 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Maswik Lodge
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate American Museum of Natural History and Ellis Island. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Power Line Trail (in Horsham), Philadelphia (Schuylkill River Trail & Kelly Drive) and Cynwyd Heritage Trail (in Bala Cynwyd). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Central Park, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip planner.

London, UK to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to New York City. Traveling from London in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Visit Washington National Cathedral and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary (in Lothian) and Family Fishing Adventures (in Annapolis). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Washington DC trip maker site.

Take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Washington DC hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
You'll explore and learn at Kolb Studio and Yavapai Geology Museum. Visit Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum for their historical value. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Pipe Creek Vista, take an in-depth tour of Bright Angel History Room, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, and then make a trip to The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then examine the collection at The Neon Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas online road trip planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: highs in Las Vegas hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, hike along Lembert Dome, stroll through Panorama Trail, and make a trip to Yosemite Village.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get cooler in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 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 5th (Mon): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, examine the collection at Exploratorium and then kick back and relax at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco itinerary planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, then stroll through Cascade Canyon Trail, then hike along Jenny Lake Trail, and finally admire all the interesting features of 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park is 1 hour. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Beehive Geyser. Your inner history buff will appreciate Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Loop Road, head outdoors with Morning Glory Pool, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker tool.

Drive from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 1.5 hours. In July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier than Grand Teton National Park - with highs of 26°C and lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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 14th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally make a trip to Space Needle.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Seattle route builder app.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seattle, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Beaches · Neighborhoods · Parks