34 days in United States Itinerary

34 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive
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Wawona
— 2 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Keystone
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hartford
— 1 night
Drive
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Boston
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salem
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights

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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Union Square, Powell and Market Cable Car Turnaround, Lombard Street, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. There's more to do: trek along Lands End and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are San Francisco International Airport, Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport and Travis Air Force Base. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. You've now added Half Dome to your itinerary. On your second day here, get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, then admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls, then snap pictures at Pohono Bridge, and finally explore the striking landscape at Sentinel Dome.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Wawona route website.

Getting from San Francisco to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much hotter days in Wawona, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 20°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Death Valley National Park

— 1 night

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Death Valley National Park takes 6.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Death Valley National Park when traveling from Wawona in July, with lows around 26°C. You'll set off for Grand Canyon National Park on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 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 20th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim and then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive, take some stellar pictures from Lipan Point, and then stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

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Drive from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Death Valley National Park to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Death Valley National Park, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, and then hike along Wildcat Trail.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Monument Valley day trip tool.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, with highs in Monument Valley at 38°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Salt Lake City

— 1 night

Crossroads of the West

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 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Tabernacle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City road trip planner.

Getting from Monument Valley to Salt Lake City by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Monument Valley in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Salt Lake City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks

Yellowstone National Park

— 3 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 Grand Prismatic Spring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Geyser Basin and Castle Geyser. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool, explore the striking landscape at Artists Paintpots, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip builder app.

Drive from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in July: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 26°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature

Keystone

— 2 nights

Home Of Mount Rushmore

Fewer than 400 people call Keystone home year-round, but the population explodes in summer when crowds flock to nearby Mount Rushmore.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Twisted Pine Winery, learn more about the world around you at The Museum @ Black Hills Institute, then explore the activities along Horse Thief Lake, and finally explore the striking landscape of Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Keystone Historical Museum, examine the collection at Gutzon Borglum Historical Center, look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium, then see the interesting displays at National Presidential Wax Museum, and finally try for a hole-in-one at Holy Terror Mini Golf.

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You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, with highs in Keystone at 31°C and lows at 13°C. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Washington DC.

Things to do in Keystone

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Washington DC

— 2 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 1st (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, admire the masterpieces at Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then get engrossed in the history at Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC travel site.

Getting from Keystone to Washington DC by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Keystone in July; daily highs in Washington DC reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hartford.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hartford

— 1 night
Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get curious at Connecticut Science Center, get a sense of history and politics at Connecticut State Capitol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Joseph, then take in nature's colorful creations at Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of First Church of Christ in Hartford. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Webb Deane Stevens Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Ancient Burying Ground, and then contemplate the long history of Old State House.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hartford day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Washington DC to Hartford in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in August, Hartford is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Boston.

Things to do in Hartford

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Boston day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Hartford to Boston takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Boston sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salem.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Salem

Witch City

Best known for its 1692 witch trials, Salem has a number of significant historical sites, a bustling downtown, and many witch-themed attractions.
On the 5th (Wed), stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then look for gifts at Bewitched in Salem, then get your game on at Witch Pix, and finally see the interesting displays at Salem Toy Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salem route tool.

Drive from Boston to Salem in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to New York City.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games

New York City

— 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and New York Public Library. Visit Brooklyn Heights Promenade and 9/11 Memorial for their historical value. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Ground Zero Museum Workshop, walk around World Trade Center's Liberty Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Times Square.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our New York City vacation builder.

Fly from Salem to New York City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Salem in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stetson Mansion and The Escape Game Orlando. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Apopka to see Wekiwa Springs State Park about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Cinderella Castle, get your game on at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Orlando, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip site.

You can fly from New York City to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Orlando are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Los Angeles

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, get to know the fascinating history of Hollywood Walk of Fame, then explore the world behind art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Broad. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santa Monica Pier, explore the different monuments and memorials at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, look for gifts at LA Farmers' Market, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove, and finally see the interesting displays at Petersen Automotive Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Orlando to Los Angeles by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Los Angeles is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Los Angeles at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
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.

Yosemite National Park travel guide

4.6
World heritage site · Geologic Formations · Waterfalls
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. There isn't just one icon by which the park defines itself; visitors divide their attention between the smooth, round, and colossal face of Half Dome, the sheer cliff of El Capitan, the striking Upper Yosemite Falls, the mighty Vernal Falls, and the widely stretched Yosemite Valley. This landscape draws outdoor enthusiasts with its array of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and fishing rivers and streams. Casual visitors feel at home here too, thanks to the handful of paved roads that provide easy vehicle access to numerous vista points and trailheads. Yosemite sees 3.7 million visitors per year on average, but 95 percent of the park is wilderness that offers the opportunity to glimpse black bears, bighorn sheep, and mountain lions.