36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

36 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Continental USA trip planner

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Fly to Jackson Hole Airport, Drive to Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff, Fly to Orlando
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly
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Pigeon Forge
— 2 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 5 nights
Fly

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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.
Family-friendly places like Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Grand Prismatic Spring will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, explore the stunning scenery at S Rim Trail, trek along Trout Lake Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lamar Valley.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park online trip builder.

Kristiansand, Norway to Yellowstone National Park is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Yellowstone National Park when traveling from Kristiansand in July, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Grand Teton National Park

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cascade Canyon Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Grand Teton. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, explore and take pictures at Teton Park Road, then take in the pleasant sights at Potholes Turnout, and finally explore the striking landscape at Glacier View Turnout.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Grand Teton National Park travel route website.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Grand Teton National Park, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glacier National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Glacier National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Grinnell Glacier, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, hike along Iceberg Lake Trail, and stroll through Swiftcurrent Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glacier National Park trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Grand Teton National Park to Glacier National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. While traveling from Grand Teton National Park, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Glacier National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Kids will enjoy Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. And it doesn't end there: engage your brain at Exploratorium, examine the collection at Musee Mecanique, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

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Traveling by flight from Glacier National Park to San Francisco takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Glacier National Park to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Glacier National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in San Francisco, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. There's much more to do: hike along Tuolumne Meadows, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Trail, and admire all the interesting features of Tioga Pass.

To see where to stay and tourist information, go to the Yosemite National Park trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park takes 4 hours. While traveling from San Francisco, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Grand Canyon National Park

— 4 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Family-friendly places like Bright Angel Trail and North Kaibab Trail will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, head outdoors with Bar 10 Ranch Activities, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Kaibab Trail.

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Traveling by car from Yosemite National Park to Grand Canyon National Park takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Grand Canyon National Park when traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Orlando

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Wed) at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, get your game on at Nomadic, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Orlando is 2 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in July, expect nights in Orlando to be much hotter, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Pigeon Forge.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Nightlife

Pigeon Forge

— 2 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount LeConte, then stroll around Chimneys Picnic Area, and finally identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Pigeon Forge trip builder app.

You can fly from Orlando to Pigeon Forge in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Pigeon Forge. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Pigeon Forge

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Central Park and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of the Arts.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read New York City journey maker.

Getting from Pigeon Forge to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. 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 · Childrens Museums