36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 1 night
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Glacier National Park
— 3 nights
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 6 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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New Orleans

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 1st (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans route maker tool.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to New Orleans is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Playa del Carmen to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Playa del Carmen in September since evenings lows in New Orleans dip to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Museums

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Atlanta

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 3rd (Thu), immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, then trek along Silver Comet Trail, then hike along East Palisades Trail, and finally partake in some friendly competition at The Escape Game Atlanta.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Atlanta trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Atlanta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Atlanta is 1 hour. Traveling from New Orleans in September, Atlanta is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Las Vegas

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, then make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio, then try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and finally take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, and then don't miss a visit to The Strip.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Las Vegas day trip planning website.

Fly from Atlanta to Las Vegas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Atlanta to Las Vegas. When traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Las Vegas, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Grand Canyon National Park

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 Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bright Angel Point, take in breathtaking views at Inner Canyon, make a trip to Powell Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Yosemite National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Tuolumne Meadows, cruise along Tioga Pass, make a trip to Yosemite Village, and stroll through Four Mile Trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Visit Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien for their historical value. There's lots more to do: walk around Golden Gate Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Ignatius Church, see the interesting displays at USS Pampanito, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grace Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our San Francisco day trip planning website.

Drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September since evenings lows in San Francisco dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Seattle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then shop like a local with Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seattle travel route planning site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

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Glacier National Park

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grinnell Glacier and Iceberg Lake Trail. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, explore the activities along Swiftcurrent Falls, hike along Highline Trail, and take a memorable drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Glacier National Park sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seattle to Glacier National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Glacier National Park. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 5°C in Glacier National Park. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Grand Teton National Park

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.
Get in touch with nature at Grand Teton and Cascade Canyon Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Amphitheater Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, hike along Menor's Ferry Historical Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at String Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Teton National Park online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to Grand Teton National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Grand Teton National Park are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

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Yellowstone National Park

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 Lower Geyser Basin. There's lots more to do: hike along Lone Star Geyser, take in the natural beauty of Old Faithful, take in the dramatic scenery at Mystic Falls Trail, and stroll through Osprey Falls Trail.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Yellowstone National Park online journey planner.

Getting from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 18°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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New York City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Popular historic sites such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, and steep yourself in history at World Trade Center Memorial Foundation.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read New York City online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Yellowstone National Park to New York City in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New York City is 2 hours. In October, New York City is much warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a stroll through Calle Ocho, take an in-depth tour of Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get a bit warmer in Miami: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods · Adventure · Outdoors · Fun & Games