31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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31 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Seattle
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Las Vegas
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Chicago
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Orlando
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
8
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
9
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
San Diego
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Santa Monica
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
14
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

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night
Seattle

Seattle ©
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 1st (Mon): wander the streets of Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, stroll through Alki Beach, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Seattle vacation tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Seattle is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: highs in Seattle hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

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nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Manoa Falls and then enjoy the sand and surf at Waikiki Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, take in the pleasant sights at Diamond Head State Monument, and then take an in-depth tour of USS Arizona Memorial.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Hawaii Standard Time is minus 2 hours. In October, Honolulu is warmer than Seattle - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Diamond Head State Monument ©
Diamond Head State Monument

1
night
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 5th (Fri), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum and then get to know the fascinating history of The Strip.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Honolulu to Las Vegas in 9 hours. The time zone difference moving from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Honolulu in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

1
night
Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): experience rural life at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm, get engrossed in the history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, and then get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Park. On your second day here, get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then don't miss a visit to Buckingham Fountain.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chicago trip planner .

Getting from Las Vegas to Chicago by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Chicago due to the time zone difference. In October, Chicago is a bit cooler than Las Vegas - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums Events Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bengtson's Pumpkin Fest, Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Highlights from your plan
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace ©
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

2
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns, and then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Chicago to Washington DC takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Washington DC, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Washington National Cathedral ©
Washington National Cathedral
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

3
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Central Park, get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the New York City online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

1
day
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 14th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Orlando at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 15th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then see what you can catch with Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and then explore the activities along Slough Slog.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami online day trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Miami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Tours Transportation Wildlife

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Slough Slog ©
Slough Slog

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Cabildo, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, and then get to know the fascinating history of Garden District. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, and finally wander the streets of Royal Street.

Make your New Orleans itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in October, expect nights in New Orleans to be a bit cooler, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum

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nights
San Antonio

San Antonio ©
As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trek along The San Antonio River Walk, get engrossed in the history at The Alamo, then admire the architecture and history at Mission San Jose, and finally take in the history at Mission Concepcion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada, then take in the history at Mission San Juan, then hike along San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip maker .

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Orleans in October, expect nights in San Antonio to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mission San Jose ©
Mission San Jose
The Alamo ©
The Alamo
Mission Espada ©
Mission Espada

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then look for all kinds of wild species at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Children's Pool and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at San Diego Zoo.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Diego road trip site .

You can fly from San Antonio to San Diego in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Antonio to San Diego due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Antonio in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santa Monica.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego ©
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Children's Pool ©
Children's Pool

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Santa Monica

Santa Monica ©
A famed resort town since the early 20th century, Santa Monica sits on the picturesque Santa Monica Bay, bordered on three sides by the city of Los Angeles.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Topanga State Park, see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, then take a leisurely stroll along Santa Monica Pier, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Will Rogers State Beach.

Find out how to plan Santa Monica trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from San Diego to Santa Monica by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and tram; or do a combination of flight and bus. In October, daytime highs in Santa Monica are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Santa Monica

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Angeles
Highlights from your plan
Topanga State Park ©
Topanga State Park
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
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 in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Sentinel Dome. Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Taft Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, trek along Tuolumne Meadows, and admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Santa Monica to Yosemite National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Santa Monica in October: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Visit Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Twin Peaks and SoMa. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, explore the engaging exhibits at Exploratorium, take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at China Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, flight, and subway. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
SS Jeremiah O'Brien ©
SS Jeremiah O'Brien

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