35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

35 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip itinerary builder

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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jackson Hole
— 3 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 1 night
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Washington DC
— 4 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Aurum Geyser. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, trek along Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Natural Bridge Trail, and stroll through Storm Point Trail.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Warsaw, Poland to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Warsaw to Yellowstone National Park. Traveling from Warsaw in July, Yellowstone National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Jackson Hole

— 3 nights
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Taggart Lake. Step out of Jackson Hole to go to Grand Teton National Park and see Cascade Canyon Trail, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: surround yourself with nature on Ana's Grand Excursions and get active on the water at Fish The Fly Guide Service & Travel.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jackson Hole journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, you will find days in Jackson Hole are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Glacier National Park

— 4 nights

Crown of the Continent

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.
Visiting Grinnell Glacier and Virginia Falls will get you outdoors. On the 15th (Thu), hike the day away at Highline Trail. And it doesn't end there: hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Swiftcurrent Falls, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden Wall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glacier National Park vacation planner.

Fly from Jackson Hole to Glacier National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from Jackson Hole in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Glacier National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alcatraz Island, then take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco. While traveling from Glacier National Park, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in San Francisco, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glacier Point and Half Dome. There's lots more to do: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, take a memorable tour with YExplore Yosemite Adventures - Day Tours, walk around Mariposa Grove, and don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yosemite National Park online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Grand Canyon National Park

— 5 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Escape the urban bustle at Bright Angel Trail and South Kaibab Trail. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Rim Trail, and admire all the interesting features of East Rim Drive.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park attractions app.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Grand Canyon National Park, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

— 2 nights

A Wondrous Diversity of Life

Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited.
On the 28th (Wed), hike along Alum Cave Trail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount LeConte, and then walk around Chimneys Picnic Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): hike along Charlies Bunion, then admire the sheer force of Ramsey Cascades, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Roaring Fork.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Washington DC

— 4 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.
National Air and Space Museum and Washington National Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and National Mall will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, examine the collection at The National Archives Museum, and appreciate the history behind Washington Monument.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Getting from Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Washington DC by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and St. Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, take a stroll through Times Square, walk around The High Line, and learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History.

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Getting from Washington DC to New York City by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods