36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
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Philadelphia
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Washington DC
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Boston
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Key West
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Orlando
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New Orleans
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Chicago
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Las Vegas
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San Francisco
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Yosemite National Park
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San Diego
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Portland
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Seattle
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New York City

— 2 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel.

Planning New York City trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll gain 10.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to New York City due to the time zone difference. In September, New York City is a bit cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Philadelphia.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Philadelphia

— 2 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, then explore the world behind art at Rodin Museum, and then ponder the design of Longwood Gardens. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Pennsylvania, take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, and then get a sense of history and politics at Independence Hall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Philadelphia trip planner.

You can take a train from New York City to Philadelphia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

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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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress, and get to know the resident critters at National Zoological Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Washington DC online sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Washington DC in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the interesting displays at John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum & Library, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind New England Holocaust Memorial and then walk around Boston Common.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Boston online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Washington DC to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Parks

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally get interesting insight from Fury Water Adventures Key West. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, and then take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

Getting from Boston to Key West by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens and then get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

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Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Orlando, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll the grounds of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Jackson Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the New Orleans trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to New Orleans by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to New Orleans. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for slightly colder days in New Orleans, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
On the 4th (Sun), make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, then get curious at Museum of Science and Industry, and then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online day trip planner.

You can fly from New Orleans to Chicago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Chicago when traveling from New Orleans in October, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, examine the collection at The Neon Museum, and take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas trip maker app.

Fly from Chicago to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Las Vegas is minus 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in October: high temperatures in Las Vegas hover around 32°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Museums · Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, browse the different shops at Ferry Building Marketplace, walk around Golden Gate Park, and catch a live performance at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco itinerary planner.

You can fly from Las Vegas to San Francisco in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for a bit cooler days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then don't miss a visit to Yosemite Village, and finally take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gaylor Lake and then make a trip to Olmsted Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

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 14th (Wed), meet the residents at San Diego Zoo and then walk around Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Marston House Museum and then let the kids burn off some steam at Balboa Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Diego trip maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yosemite National Park to San Diego. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Portland

— 2 nights

City of Roses

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hike along Forest Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Hoyt Arboretum, take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at International Rose Test Garden, and finally get outside with Portland Timbers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Portland Saturday Market, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lan Su Chinese Garden, then look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, and finally get lost in a book at Multnomah County Central Library.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland travel planner.

Fly from San Diego to Portland in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from San Diego in October; daily highs in Portland reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Seattle.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails

Seattle

— 2 nights

Emerald City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight, make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally pick up some local products at Pike Place Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seattle tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Portland to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October in Seattle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls, and then stroll the grounds of USS Arizona Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument and then stroll through Waikiki Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Honolulu trip maker site.

You can fly from Seattle to Honolulu in 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle to Honolulu, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Honolulu reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.