31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip maker

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seattle
— 1 night
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Chicago
— 1 night
Fly
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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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
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, go for a walk through Lombard Street, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stop by Chinatown.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip itinerary tool.

Wellington, New Zealand to San Francisco is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 20 hours. Traveling from Wellington in September, things will get a bit warmer in San Francisco: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Seattle

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Pike Place Market, then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally stop by Elliott Bay Book Company.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, and take a memorable drive along Firehole Lake Drive.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park journey tool.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Chicago

— 1 night

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, don't miss a visit to Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chicago tour builder.

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Central Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect nights in Chicago to be much hotter, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, get lost in a book at Library of Congress, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC journey maker website.

Getting from Chicago to Washington DC by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, make a trip to Empire State Building, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Washington DC to New York City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 6th (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, take some stellar pictures from Hopi Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Bright Angel Point.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from New York City to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, expect much colder with lows of 0°C in Grand Canyon National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

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.
On the 8th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, try to win big at Casino At The Venetian, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally try your luck at Bellagio Hotel and Casino. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then try your luck at New York New York Casino.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Casinos

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.
On the 10th (Mon), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park road trip planner.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around -2°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.