34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

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34 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h
1
Phoenix
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Grand Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
San Diego
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Portland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Grand Teton National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
11
Chicago
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
12
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
13
New York City
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
14
Washington DC
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
15
Charleston
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
16
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
17
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
18
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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Phoenix

Phoenix
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Phoenix day trip website .

Dallas to Phoenix is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Phoenix. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dallas in September: highs in Phoenix hover around 99°F, while lows dip to 78°F. You will leave for Grand Canyon National Park on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, historic sites, scenic drive, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, stroll through North Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and hike along Rim Trail.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. In September, Grand Canyon National Park is much colder than Phoenix - with highs of 75°F and lows of 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally make a trip to Paris Las Vegas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then shop like a local with The Strip.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Las Vegas: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

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San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument and then meet the residents at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum and then let little ones run wild at Balboa Park.

Plan a trip to San Diego easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Fly from Las Vegas to San Diego in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in San Diego sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum
Balboa Park ©
Balboa Park

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San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, engage your brain at Exploratorium, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, and stroll around Golden Gate Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip planning tool .

You can fly from San Diego to San Francisco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from San Diego in October, things will get slightly colder in San Francisco: highs are around 73°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

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Portland

A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
On the 8th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, then take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Portland tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Portland takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Portland to be a bit cooler, temps between 66°F and 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Powell's City of Books ©
Powell's City of Books
Portland Japanese Garden ©
Portland Japanese Garden

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Seattle

Seattle ©
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 9th (Wed), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Seattle Art Museum, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, and then admire the natural beauty at Bellevue Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seattle trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Portland to Seattle takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in October, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

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night
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): trek along The Living Room Trail, then hike along Mount Olympus Trail, and then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salt Lake City trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Salt Lake City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Salt Lake City due to the time zone difference. October in Salt Lake City sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Big Cottonwood Canyon ©
Big Cottonwood Canyon

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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
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, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, hike along Artist Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Butte Overlook, and identify plant and animal life at Hayden Valley.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Yellowstone National Park fast, fun, and easy.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car. In October, Yellowstone National Park is much colder than Salt Lake City - with highs of 47°F and lows of 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): cruise along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive and then look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Yellowstone National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park, ranging from highs of 55°F to lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

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Chicago

Chicago ©
A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally make a trip to Buckingham Fountain. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, then meet the residents at Shedd Aquarium, then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chicago trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Grand Teton National Park to Chicago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in October, you will find days in Chicago are somewhat warmer (65°F), and nights are much warmer (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bar Harbor.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Park Zoo ©
Lincoln Park Zoo
The Art Institute of Chicago ©
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Science and Industry ©
Museum of Science and Industry

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Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bar Harbor trip planner .

You can fly from Chicago to Bar Harbor in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Bar Harbor, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Bar Harbor hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off toNew York City.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors Parks Tours

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New York City

New York City ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, take in panoramic vistas at Top of the Rock, admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bar Harbor to New York City in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bar Harbor in October, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 70°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Washington DC

Washington DC ©
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), ponder the world of politics at United States Capitol, see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and finally pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and finally ponder the world of politics at White House.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC sightseeing planner .

You can fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Washington DC are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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Charleston

Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then get engrossed in the history at Fort Sumter National Monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Charleston trip builder website .

Getting from Washington DC to Charleston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in October, things will get a bit warmer in Charleston: highs are around 78°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Charleston

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Walking tours

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miami planner .

Getting from Charleston to Miami by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Charleston in October, with highs in Miami at 87°F and lows at 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
On the 27th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and then experience the excitement of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in October, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Garden District, examine the collection at The National WWII Museum, then stop by Faulkner House Books, and finally admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): walk around New Orleans City Park and then don't miss a visit to French Quarter.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to New Orleans takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to New Orleans is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Orlando in October: highs in New Orleans hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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