31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner
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Orlando
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 3 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
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Chicago
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Orlando — 2 nights

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.
Attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Orlando. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Washington DC.
Theme 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Lincoln Memorial, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Orlando to Washington DC by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to New York City.
Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

New York City — 4 nights

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Family-friendly places like Central Park and Empire State Building will thrill your kids. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Bronx Zoo in Bronx, approximately Bronx away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip

Yellowstone National Park — 4 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's lots more to do: stroll through Mount Washburn, get outside with Bridge Bay Marina, take in the dramatic natural features at Aurum Geyser, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park road trip tool.

Fly from New York City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yellowstone National Park, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Seattle.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Seattle — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Chihuly Garden and Glass and Pike Place Market. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, take in nature's colorful creations at Bellevue Botanical Garden, and admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seattle road trip planning tool.

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 when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Seattle, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Glacier National Park.
Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Side Trip

Glacier National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Going-to-the-Sun Road, then admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and then trek along Iceberg Lake Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls and then explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Seattle to Glacier National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park is 1 hour. While traveling from Seattle, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stroll around Golden Gate Park, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally make a trip to Lombard Street. On the next day, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco online tour planner.

Fly from Glacier National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens 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.
Kids will enjoy Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows. On the 23rd (Sat), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, identify plant and animal life at North Dome, stroll through Lembert Dome, and hike along Mariposa Grove.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Yosemite National Park are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are slightly colder (46°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles — 3 nights

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Park and Universal Studios Hollywood. Venture out of the city with trips to Anaheim (Downtown Disney District & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Santa Monica Pier, don't miss a visit to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and see the interesting displays at The Getty Center.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles tour planner.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Los Angeles, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Buena Vista.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Buena Vista day trip planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to Buena Vista in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Buena Vista is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Angeles in July since evenings lows in Buena Vista dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Chicago.
Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Chicago — 2 nights

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 30th (Sat), walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, get to know the resident critters at Lincoln Park Zoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago. On the next day, learn more about the world around you at Field Museum, engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, and finally admire the local landmark of Buckingham Fountain.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Chicago tour website.

Fly from Buena Vista to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Buena Vista to Chicago is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Buena Vista in July since evenings lows in Chicago dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Beaches
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.