34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Honolulu, Oahu
— 2 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 19th (Mon), trek along Diamond Head State Monument and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Honolulu trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Honolulu is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 20 hours traveling from Sydney to Honolulu. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: highs in Honolulu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Seattle.

Things to do in Honolulu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.
On the 21st (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, then take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally look for gifts at Elliott Bay Book Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at The Museum of Flight, observe the fascinating underwater world at Seattle Aquarium, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Seattle day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to Seattle takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Honolulu to Seattle is 2 hours. When traveling from Honolulu in September, plan for little chillier days in Seattle, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, witness a stunning natural landmark at Lone Star Geyser, trek along Natural Bridge Trail, and explore the activities along Dragon's Mouth Springs.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park is 1 hour. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect nights in Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, around 0°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

Mountains of the Imagination

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and Empire State Building. Visit 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, don't miss a visit to Times Square, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read New York City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to New York City takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in New York City: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Family-friendly places like National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, and get a sense of history and politics at White House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip itinerary planner.

Fly from New York City to Washington DC in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. October in Washington DC sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Canyon South Rim and Bright Angel Point. On the 9th (Sun), hike the day away at Bright Angel Trail. There's lots more to do: hike along Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, and explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Grand Canyon National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Make your Las Vegas itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

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. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in October: highs in Las Vegas hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Half Dome and Glacier Point. Visit Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center for their historical value. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tuolumne Meadows, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass, and explore the striking landscape at Cloud's Rest.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. When traveling from Las Vegas in October, plan for slightly colder days and colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Attractions like Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, stroll around Golden Gate Park, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online journey planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. While traveling from Yosemite National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
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.