32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

32 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA travel route planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Gatlinburg
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Healdsburg
— 3 nights
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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New York City

— 3 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: visit Times Square, stroll through The High Line, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the New York City vacation planner.

Lyon, France to New York City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Gatlinburg

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Shine Company - Gatlinburg, do a tasting at Tennessee Homemade Wines, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, then sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky, and finally stroll through Roaring Fork. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Sevier Distilling Company, sample the fine beverages at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Newport Hwy, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tennessee Legend Distillery - Winfield Dunn Parkway, then sample the fine beverages at Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Quiet Walkways.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gatlinburg driving holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Gatlinburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Gatlinburg hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, try your luck at New York New York Casino, raise your glass at Double Down Saloon, and admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

You can fly from Gatlinburg to Las Vegas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gatlinburg in June; daily highs in Las Vegas reach 46°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, look for all kinds of wild species at North Dome, walk around Mariposa Grove, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Las Vegas in June, things will get colder in Yosemite National Park: highs are around 30°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Healdsburg.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Healdsburg

— 3 nights
The quaint city of Healdsburg is one of northern California's wine capitals, serving as the meeting point for three of Sonoma's most important wine-producing regions.
When in Healdsburg, make a side trip to see Sonoma Coast State Beach in Sonoma, approximately Sonoma away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Jordan Vineyard & Winery and sample some tasty brews at Ace It Bike Tours.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Healdsburg road trip site.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to Healdsburg in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Healdsburg, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Healdsburg

Wineries · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Venture out of the city with trips to Round Pond Estate (in Rutherford) and St. Helena (Pride Mountain Vineyards, VGS Chateau Potelle, &more). Dedicate the 7th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Fisherman's Wharf, visit Chinatown, contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, and take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Healdsburg to San Francisco in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from Healdsburg in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Sacred Heart, trek along Taggart Lake, then trek along Cascade Canyon Trail, and finally cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grand Teton.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Grand Teton National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in July, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are slightly colder (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Yellowstone National Park

— 6 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 the awesome beauty at Mount Washburn, witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Geyser, hike along Trout Lake Trail, and take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park route planning app.

Traveling by car from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in July; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 26°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, then wander the streets of Pike Place Market, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seattle Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alki Beach, then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, and then relax and rejuvenate at ILovekickboxing.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Seattle trip planning tool.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Seattle. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Seattle to be warmer, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

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