31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

Make it your trip
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Train
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
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Washington DC

— 3 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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, ponder the world of politics at White House, and get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Washington DC online road trip planner.

Tampa to Washington DC is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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: go for a walk through Central Park, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, wander the streets of Times Square, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and hike along North Rim Trail.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New York City in July: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
On the 14th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Seattle trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Seattle are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods

Glacier National Park

— 4 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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, stroll through Piegan Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Iceberg Lake, and admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in July, expect nights in Glacier National Park to be slightly colder, around 49°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 3 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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, make a trip to Coit Tower, and take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, stroll through Lembert Dome, and get great views at Half Dome.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary tool.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
On the 27th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, get great views at Lipan Point, trek along South Kaibab Trail, and stroll through Rim Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July since evenings lows in Grand Canyon National Park dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.