34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

34 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner
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New York City
— 3 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Buena Vista
— 1 night
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Anchorage
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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: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and wander the streets of Times Square.

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

Berlin, Germany to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Berlin to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to fly to Washington DC.
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Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn more about the world around you at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at National Zoological Park.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC driving holiday planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Orlando.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Orlando — 3 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 1st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 2nd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Magic Kingdom Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

You can fly from Washington DC to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Buena Vista.
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Buena Vista — 1 night

The Town of Buena Vista is a Statutory Town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. On the 4th (Thu), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buena Vista holiday app.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Buena Vista takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Buena Vista is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Orlando in August: highs in Buena Vista hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Highlights from your trip

Grand Canyon National Park — 4 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 5th (Fri), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through Rim Trail, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Buena Vista to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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, make a trip to Olmsted Point, stroll through Tuolumne Meadows, and take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park road trip tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Yosemite National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco — 2 nights

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, go for a walk through Lombard Street, and then engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Francisco trip planner.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. When traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Yellowstone National Park — 5 nights

An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Step out of Yellowstone National Park with an excursion to Grand Teton in Grand Teton National Park--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Yellowstone Lake, take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, admire the sheer force of Fairy Falls, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Washburn.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park tour itinerary planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Yellowstone National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yellowstone National Park, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Glacier National Park.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Trails
Side Trip

Glacier National Park — 4 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 21st (Sun), hike the day away at Highline Trail. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, admire the sheer force of Virginia Falls, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glacier National Park trip builder site.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Glacier National Park in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August; daily highs in Glacier National Park reach 33°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Seattle.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Seattle — 2 nights

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 24th (Wed), browse the fresh offerings at Pike Place Market, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then view the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seattle road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Glacier National Park to Seattle in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, Seattle is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Anchorage.
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Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature

Anchorage — 1 night

Home to nearly half of Alaska's population, the port city of Anchorage covers a staggering area of over 4,900 sq km (1,900 sq mi) surrounded by mountains.
On the 26th (Fri), admire all the interesting features of Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, then steep yourself in history at Oscar Anderson House Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Anchorage itinerary maker.

You can fly from Seattle to Anchorage in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Seattle to Anchorage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, expect Anchorage to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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