35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner
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Dallas
— 1 night
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Denver
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Chicago
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 5 nights
Train to White Plains, Fly to Provincetown
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
Ferry to Congress @ World Trade Center Sta, Fly to Portland
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Portland
— 3 nights
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South Lake Tahoe
— 3 nights
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Yosemite National Park
— 2 nights
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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San Diego
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Dallas — 1 night

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
On the 26th (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Dallas World Aquarium and then take in panoramic vistas at Reunion Tower.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dallas day trip website.

Melbourne, Australia to Dallas is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -16 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Dallas to be warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Denver.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Denver — 2 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Denver trip planning tool.

You can fly from Dallas to Denver in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Denver due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in June, plan for little chillier days in Denver, with highs around 33°C, while nights are colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 2 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.
On the 28th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Brink of the Lower Falls Trail, then take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Uncle Tom's Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Grand Prismatic Spring, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Sapphire Pool.

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Getting from Denver to Yellowstone National Park by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Chicago.
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Chicago — 3 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Chicago is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, take in panoramic vistas at 360 Chicago Observation Deck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lincoln Park Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Chicago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Chicago. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to New York City.
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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.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, stop by Times Square, and admire the striking features of Empire State Building.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chicago to New York City in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in New York City are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Provincetown.
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Provincetown — 4 nights

Birthplace of American Liberty

A small resort town with a year-round population of just 3,000, Provincetown draws nearly 60,000 annual visitors with its scenic beaches, art colonies, galleries, theaters, and shops.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Provincetown: Coast Guard Beach (in Eastham) and Nauset Beach (in Orleans). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Cape Cod National Seashore. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Herring Cove Beach, make a trip to Commercial Street, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Provincetown attractions planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from New York City to Provincetown in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Provincetown to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Portland.
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Portland — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Portland side-trips: Multnomah Falls (in Bridal Veil) and Cannon Beach (Cannon Beach & Haystack Rock). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Powell's City of Books, stroll around Laurelhurst Park, admire the striking features of Pittock Mansion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Portland Japanese Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portland route builder.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Provincetown to Portland takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Provincetown to Portland, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Provincetown in July since evenings lows in Portland dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to South Lake Tahoe.
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South Lake Tahoe — 3 nights

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains on the shore of one of America’s most scenic lakes, South Lake Tahoe captures the spirit of the outdoors and serves as a hub for tourism activities surrounding the lake.
On the 16th (Sun), gear up at Rock House Discount Ski & Snowboard Rentals, then try your luck at Harveys Casino, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Vikingsholm, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Bay State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pope Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our South Lake Tahoe trip maker site.

Getting from Portland to South Lake Tahoe by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in South Lake Tahoe when traveling from Portland in July, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Washburn Point, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, then take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, and finally explore and take pictures at Tioga Pass. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, and then explore the striking landscape at Half Dome.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park road trip website.

Traveling by car from South Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park takes 3 hours. In July in Yosemite National Park, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, take a stroll through Union Square, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lombard Street, snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey maker website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 2 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Giant Forest, explore and take pictures at Generals Hwy, trek along Moro Rock Trail, and take a memorable tour with Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park attractions site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for much warmer days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 1 night

The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stroll through Bright Angel Trail.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in July; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Diego.
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San Diego — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): have fun at Balboa Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Diego online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to San Diego. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July: highs in San Diego hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United States travel guide

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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.
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