33 days in United States Itinerary

33 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock holiday planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly
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New Orleans
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Barbara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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New York City

— 4 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fifth Avenue and FAO Schwarz. Visit Cupsogue Beach County Park and Jennings Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Great Neck Steppingstone Park (in Great Neck), Valley Forge National Historical Park (in Valley Forge) and Philadelphia (Reading Terminal Market & Rittenhouse Square). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and go for a walk through Central Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to New York City is minus 6 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in New York City reach 35°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then contemplate the long history of Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, then admire the striking features of Washington National Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Madame Tussauds DC.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Washington DC driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to New Orleans.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The National WWII Museum and Jackson Square. Garden District and French Quarter will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Happiness Bayou Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Our Sacred Stories, examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, and view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans holiday site.

You can fly from Washington DC to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in July: highs in New Orleans hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 31°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): trek along Rim Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, and then hike along Bright Angel Point. Keep things going the next day: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, listen to music at Hopi House, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Grand Canyon National Park is minus 1 hour. Expect much colder evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from New Orleans in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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.
The Strip and The Neon Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort and Barneys New York. Explore Las Vegas' surroundings by going to Spring Mountains Visitor Center (in Mount Charleston), Meadview (Helicopter Tours & Grapevine Mesa Joshua Trees) and Willow Beach (in Fort Mohave). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), browse the different shops at Rodeo Drive, kick back and relax at Santa Monica State Beach, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, then stroll through Santa Monica Bay, and finally stroll through Venice Beach and Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Third Street Promenade, take a stroll through Montana Avenue, get a taste of the local shopping with Two Rodeo Drive, then see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in August; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Santa Barbara.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Barbara

— 2 nights

The American Riviera

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Santa Barbara County Courthouse, steep yourself in history at Old Mission Santa Barbara, shop like a local with State Street Underpass, then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve, kick back and relax at Carpinteria State Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat, and finally stop by Fox Fine Jewelry.

Plan my day in Santa Barbara using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Santa Barbara reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
On the 6th (Sat), take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moro Rock Trail, then get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours, and finally contemplate the long history of General Sherman Tree. On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon National Park, hike along General Grant Tree Trail, then trek along Congress Trail, then trek along Buena Vista Peak Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Grizzly Falls.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Santa Barbara to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. When traveling from Santa Barbara in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Yosemite National Park

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Glacier Point and Lembert Dome. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cloud's Rest.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, expect nights in Yosemite National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Golden Gate Bridge, then go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally shop like a local with Union Square. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cowell Ranch State Beach, then take in the waterfront at The Embarcadero, and finally browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Old Faithful and Aurum Geyser. There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, explore the striking landscape at Blue Star Spring, and trek along Observation Point Trail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Louisiana travel guide

4.3
Historic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Military Museums
The Pelican State
With a landscape of deltas, marshes, and swamps formed by the sediments of the Mississippi River, Louisiana is home to rich native plant and animal life, including rare species of tree frogs, ibis, and egrets. The state's urban areas, most notably the historical city of New Orleans, are some of its most popular attractions and boast a varied multicultural and multilingual heritage, strongly influenced by a mix of French, Spanish, Native American, and African cultures. Native Louisianans proudly cling to their distinctive dialects and musical traditions, offering visitors a chance to explore one of the most culturally diverse areas in North America. The homeland of both Cajun and Creole cuisines, Louisiana remains a top holiday destination for foodies from around the world.