32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 1 night
Fly
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles

— 1 night

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Disneyland Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then look for gifts at Bergamot Station, and finally take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles trip planner.

Houston to Los Angeles is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Houston in October, Los Angeles is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, don't miss a visit to Lombard Street, take some stellar pictures from Twin Peaks, and steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in San Francisco hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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 14th (Thu), spend a scenic day exploring the area around Half Dome. On the 16th (Sat), hike the day away at Panorama Trail. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, get great views at Washburn Point, and cruise along Tioga Pass.

Before you visit Yosemite National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 28°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Las Vegas

— 4 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.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, try to win big at New York New York Casino, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, and shop like a local with The Strip.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip app.

Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Las Vegas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Casinos

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 6 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 21st (Thu), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and walk around Indian Garden.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Las Vegas in October, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are little chillier (66°F), and nights are colder (31°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington DC

— 4 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, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, appreciate the history behind Washington Monument, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Washington DC trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Washington DC is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October, plan for much hotter nights in Washington DC, with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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: go for a walk through Central Park, don't miss a visit to Times Square, walk around The High Line, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New York City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to New York City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to New Orleans.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

New Orleans

— 3 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, examine the collection at Cabildo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and stroll around New Orleans City Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, New Orleans is a bit warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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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.