32 days in United States Itinerary

32 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Boston
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 3 nights
Train
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Drive to Redwood National Park
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Redwood National Park
— 1 night
Drive to California Redwood Coast-Humboldt County Airport, Fly to Los Angeles International Airport
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Custer
— 1 day
Drive
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Wall
— 1 night
Fly
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Niagara Falls
— 2 nights
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Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Get some historical perspective at Mount Auburn Cemetery and Trinity Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Boston: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Gloucester) and Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House (in Concord). There's lots more to do: see where the action happens at Fenway Park, walk around Boston Public Garden, get engrossed in the history at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, and get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Boston using our trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Theodore Francis Green State Airport and Portsmouth International at Pease Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Boston can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and East River Waterfront Esplanade. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Paul's Chapel. Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, don't miss a visit to Empire State Building, take in nature's colorful creations at Hallett Nature Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our New York City itinerary maker website.

Getting from Boston to New York City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Boston in August, New York City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Washington DC

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the world behind art 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. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel route planner.

Traveling by train from New York City to Washington DC takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Orleans

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in the history at Chalmette National Historical Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Garden District, then get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square, then look for gifts at Faulkner House Books, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans road trip planner.

Fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in August, plan for a bit cooler days in New Orleans, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 26th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Alamo, take in the history at Mission Concepcion, then contemplate the long history of Mission San Jose, and finally admire the architecture and history at Mission Espada.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the San Antonio trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Orleans to San Antonio takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in August: highs in San Antonio hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Trail. Next up on the itinerary: hike along North Kaibab Trail, get great views at Grandview Point, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rim Trail.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Antonio to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from San Antonio in August, plan for slightly colder days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 31°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and then shop like a local with The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Spring Mountains Visitor Center and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 45°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Redwood National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Redwood National Park

— 1 night
Redwood National Park is home to a tremendous collection of the world's tallest type of tree.
On the 3rd (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Redwood National Park. On your second day here, hike along Trillium Falls Hike, make a trip to Big Tree, and then take a peaceful walk through Tall Trees Grove.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Redwood National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Las Vegas to Redwood National Park with the Route module. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in September; daily highs in Redwood National Park reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Redwood National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 3 nights

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Monica State Beach and Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Disneyland Park (in Anaheim) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Dana Point). Next up on the itinerary: look and learn at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Venice Canals Walkway.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Redwood National Park to Los Angeles with the Route module. Traveling from Redwood National Park in September, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Uncle Tom's Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mammoth Hot Springs, stroll through North Rim Trail, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lehardy's Rapids.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip planning tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Los Angeles to Yellowstone National Park. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Custer.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Custer

— 1 day
Generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills, Custer began as a mining town.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Custer State Park, then take in the pleasant sights at Breezy Point Picnic Area, then appreciate the history behind Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Black Hills National Forest.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Custer trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Custer takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September; daily highs in Custer reach 25°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Wall.

Things to do in Custer

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wall

— 1 night
Wall is a town in Pennington County, South Dakota, United States. On the 13th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Big Badlands Overlook, then admire all the interesting features of Loop Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at Badlands Wall, and finally explore the striking landscape of Minuteman Missile National Historic Site.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Wall trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Custer to Wall by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Custer in September: highs in Wall hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Wall

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Niagara Falls

— 2 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
On the 14th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of the Winds. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Devil's Hole State Park, then admire the majestic nature at Whirlpool State Park, and then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Niagara Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wall to Niagara Falls in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Wall to Niagara Falls is 2 hours. Traveling from Wall in September, expect nights in Niagara Falls to be somewhat warmer, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.