31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner

Make it your trip
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New York City
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 2 nights
Fly to Marquette, Taxi to Munising
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Munising
— 1 night
Taxi to Marquette, Fly to Custer
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Custer
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cody
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Juneau
— 3 nights
Fly to Anchorage, Bus to Seward
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Seward
— 4 nights
Bus to Anchorage, Fly to Philadelphia

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New York City

— 3 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Empire State Building, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, and don't miss a visit to Grand Central Terminal.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read New York City trip planner.

Philadelphia to New York City is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

— 2 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shore Path and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bar Harbor trip builder website.

Fly from New York City to Bar Harbor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, Bar Harbor is slightly colder than New York City - with highs of 75°F and lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munising.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Munising

— 1 night
Munising is a city on the southern shore of Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Munising road trip planning app.

Getting from Bar Harbor to Munising by combination of flight and taxi takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. August in Munising sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Munising

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Custer

— 4 nights
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Custer State Park and Devils Tower National Monument. Venture out of the city with trips to Mammoth Site of Hot Springs (in Hot Springs) and Tower Trail (in Devils Tower). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sylvan Lake, explore and take pictures at Wildlife Loop Road, cruise along Iron Mountain Road, and pause for some photo ops at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Custer online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Munising to Custer by combination of taxi and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Munising in August since evenings lows in Custer dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly to Cody.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Cody

— 1 night

Preferred Gateway to Yellowstone

A genuine cowboy city, Cody is famous for its nightly rodeos and its proximity to the protected wilderness areas of the world's first national park, now designated as one of the country's World Heritage Sites.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Buffalo Bill Center of the West and then admire the engineering at Buffalo Bill Dam.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cody road trip site.

Getting from Custer to Cody by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Cody, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Cody

Museums · Parks

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley. Step out of Yellowstone National Park to go to Gardiner and see Horseback Riding Tours, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Cistern Spring.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Cody to Yellowstone National Park takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cody in August: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Park. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, go for a walk through Lombard Street, appreciate the history behind Coit Tower, and take a stroll through Chinatown.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Glacier National Park

— 3 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Going-to-the-Sun Road and Highline Trail. There's more to do: appreciate the views at Logan Pass and hike along Grinnell Glacier.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park road trip planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Glacier National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Francisco to Glacier National Park. Traveling from San Francisco in August, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Juneau.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

Juneau

— 3 nights

America's Largest Capital Area

Juneau is an unusual state capital in many respects.
Explore hidden gems such as Tracy Arm Fjord and Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Nugget Falls, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Juneau trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Juneau takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Glacier National Park to Juneau due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, you will find days in Juneau are little chillier (64°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Seward.

Things to do in Juneau

Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Seward

— 4 nights

Alaska Starts Here

For most visitors to this part of the world, the wild part of Alaska starts at Seward, a small port city that takes advantage of the region's natural beauty.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Helicopter Tours. Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Resurrection Bay and observe the fascinating underwater world at Alaska SeaLife Center.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seward vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Juneau to Seward in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seward

Parks · Tours · Nature · Adventure

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.