36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

Make it your trip
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Fly
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Provincetown
— 4 nights
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Ferry to Congress @ World Trade Center Sta, Fly to Merced, Bus to Yosemite National Park
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Francisco
— 5 nights
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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.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollyhock House will appeal to history buffs. El Pueblo de Los Angeles and The Getty Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach, catch a live performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, do a tasting at San Antonio Winery, and make a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles trip itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Las Vegas

— 3 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Strip and The Mob Museum. There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, try your luck at The Mirage, and catch a live performance at Casino at the MGM Grand.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Las Vegas tour planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Las Vegas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Fun & Games · Casinos · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bright Angel Point and Tusayan Museum. Visiting Grand Canyon South Rim and South Kaibab Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rim Trail, explore and take pictures at Point Imperial Drive, examine the collection at Yavapai Geology Museum, and get great views at Lookout Studio.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Yellowstone National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lone Star Geyser, explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Point, and explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park travel route planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, with highs in Yellowstone National Park at 18°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

New York City

— 4 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 some cultural insight at Times Square and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of Trinity Church, and examine the collection at New York Public Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the New York City itinerary planner.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Yellowstone National Park in October, with highs in New York City at 24°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Provincetown.

Things to do in New York City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
Get outdoors at Cape Cod National Seashore and Marconi Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Nauset Light Beach and Race Point Beach. Step out of Provincetown to go to Eastham and see Coast Guard Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Long Point, pause for some photo ops at Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum, and stroll through Herring Cove Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Provincetown holiday maker tool.

Fly from New York City to Provincetown in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from New York City in October, expect Provincetown to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Provincetown

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yosemite National Park

— 4 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.
Get outdoors at Glacier Point and Panorama Trail. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, trek along Nevada Falls Loop, take a memorable drive along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Olmsted Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Provincetown to Yosemite National Park in 15.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, flight, subway, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Provincetown to Yosemite National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Provincetown in October, expect cooler with lows of -2°C in Yosemite National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Relax by the water at Marshall’s Beach and China Beach. Get in touch with nature at Alcatraz Island and Lincoln Park. The adventure continues: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grace Cathedral, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and wander the streets of Chinatown.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Francisco tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in October: highs in San Francisco hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors