35 days in United States Itinerary

35 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route maker

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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
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San Simeon
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Carmel
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
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Wawona
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Monument Valley
— 1 night
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Keystone
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Salem
— 1 night
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Portland
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New York City
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
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Islamorada
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Big Pine Key
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Dallas
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita. Appreciate the collections at The Getty Center and Skirball Cultural Center. Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Manhattan Beach (in Manhattan Beach) and Redondo Beach (in Redondo Beach). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Venice Canals Walkway, stroll the grounds of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park, explore the world behind art at The Broad, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 18 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly to San Simeon.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Simeon

When you arrive in tiny San Simeon, which lies halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, you can see why William Randolph Hearst chose this coastal locale for his famous hilltop castle.
To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Simeon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Simeon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in San Simeon. You'll set off for Carmel on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in San Simeon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Carmel

Carmel-by-the-Sea, often simply called Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, United States, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Carmel River State Beach and then get engrossed in the history at Carmel Mission.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Carmel trip maker site.

Drive from San Simeon to Carmel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. When traveling from San Simeon in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Carmel, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Francisco.

Things to do in Carmel

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip website.

Traveling by car from Carmel to San Francisco takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in San Francisco are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wawona.

Things to do in San Francisco

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Wawona

— 2 nights
Wawona is a census-designated place in Mariposa County, California. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): get great views at Yosemite, Tunnel View, admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Half Dome and then hike along Nevada Falls Loop.

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Getting from San Francisco to Wawona by car takes about 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Wawona, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Wawona

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
On the 13th (Sun), walk around Indian Garden, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, get great views at Lookout Studio, examine the collection at Kolb Studio, then take some stellar pictures from Powell Point, and finally engage your brain at Yavapai Geology Museum.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Wawona to Grand Canyon National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Wawona in September: high temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Monument Valley

— 1 night
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 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, walk around Sandstone Tours, then look for gifts at Monument Valley Navajo Market, and finally examine the collection at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum.. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Forrest Gump Point and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Monument Valley trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Monument Valley in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, things will get a bit warmer in Monument Valley: highs are around 32°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Parks · Tours · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Church History Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church Office Building.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salt Lake City visit 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 September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Salt Lake City, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Grand Prismatic Spring and Artists Paintpots. Take a break from the city and head to West Thumb Geyser Basin and Grand Loop Road. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Castle Geyser, hike along Observation Point Trail, take in the dramatic scenery at Gibbon Falls, and stroll through Brink of the Lower Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect Yellowstone National Park to be colder, temps between 18°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Keystone.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Keystone

— 1 night

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 20th (Sun): go deep underground at Big Thunder Gold Mine, take some stellar pictures from Breezy Point Picnic Area, then stroll through Mount Rushmore National Memorial, and finally look for gifts at Professor Samuel's Portrait Emporium.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Keystone trip planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Keystone by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, Keystone is somewhat warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 25°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in Keystone

Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.
You'll explore and learn at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of African American History and Culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Old Town. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, appreciate the extensive heritage of Capitol Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and take an in-depth tour of Smithsonian American Art Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Keystone to Washington DC takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. In September, Washington DC is somewhat warmer than Keystone - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Salem.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Salem

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The House of the Seven Gables, stroll the grounds of Old Burying Point Cemetery, then get your game on at Witch Pix, then admire the masterpieces at Peabody Essex Museum, and finally stop by The Coven's Cottage.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Salem travel site.

Getting from Washington DC to Salem by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Washington DC in September, things will get a bit cooler in Salem: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Portland.

Things to do in Salem

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Portland

The Forest City

Maine's biggest and perhaps most vibrant city, Portland was established as a fishing village in 1633 and grew to become New England's largest port.
For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portland attractions app.

Getting from Salem to Portland by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Fri), you'll travel to New York City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Ground Zero Museum Workshop. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at New York Public Library and 9/11 Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, take a stroll through SoHo, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the New York City day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portland to New York City takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portland in September, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo travel route planning app.

Getting from Orlando to Key Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Key Largo are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 3rd (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Islamorada online trip itinerary planner.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. October in Islamorada sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the galleries of Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key trip planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Big Pine Key in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Key West

— 3 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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Firehouse Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. The adventure continues: see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key West route planner.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Dallas.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

Dallas

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with NorthPark Center, then see the interesting displays at Frontiers of Flight Museum, then see the interesting displays at Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, and finally stop by Wild Bill's Western Store.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dallas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Key West in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dallas, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.