31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Olympic 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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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park — 3 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, and explore the activities along Morning Glory Pool.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park road trip planning site.

Newark to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Newark to Yellowstone National Park, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Newark in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Teton National Park.
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Grand Teton National Park — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake, then hike along Cascade Canyon Trail, and then trek along Taggart Lake.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Glacier National Park.
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Glacier National Park — 3 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.
On the 9th (Sat), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, read Glacier National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July, you will find days in Glacier National Park are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.
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Seattle — 1 night

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 10th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, make a trip to Space Needle, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seattle trip planning tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to Seattle. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 2 nights

In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): trek along High Divide, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sol Duc Falls, and then cruise along Hurricane Ridge. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Murhut Falls, and then hike along Kalaloch Beach Trail 4.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Seattle to Olympic National Park. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seattle in July: high temperatures in Olympic National Park hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, engage your brain at Exploratorium, then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally don't miss a visit to Lombard Street.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco vacation planning app.

Getting from Olympic National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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, sightseeing, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass, hike along Mariposa Grove, and stroll through Lembert Dome.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be slightly colder, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 3 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 19th (Tue), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at North Rim Visitor Center, trek along Rim Trail, trot along with a tour on horseback, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 52°F in Grand Canyon National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.
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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.
Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 24th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Orlando online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in Orlando hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park — 1 night

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 25th (Mon), hike along Alum Cave Trail, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally cruise along Foothills Parkway Southwest Parking.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Great Smoky Mountains National Park online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Washington DC.
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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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC online trip maker.

You can fly from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Washington DC sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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New York City — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the New York City journey planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in New York City sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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