36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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New York City
— 3 nights
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Jersey City
— 1 night
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Fayetteville
— 1 night
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Miami
— 5 nights
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Nashville
— 1 night
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Sioux Falls
— 3 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 2 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 1 night
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 1 night
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New York City

— 3 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 museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Central Park, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, visit Times Square, and admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our New York City sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to New York City is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in New York City reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jersey City.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Jersey City

— 1 night
Jersey City is the second-most-populous city in the U.S. For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jersey City trip planning app.

Jersey City is very close to New York City. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 10th (Tue), you'll travel to Fayetteville.

Things to do in Jersey City

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Fayetteville

— 1 night
Fayetteville is a city in Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fayetteville sightseeing app.

Getting from Jersey City to Fayetteville by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Jersey City in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fayetteville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Miami.

Things to do in Fayetteville

Museums · Parks

Miami

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Thalatta Estate Park (in Palmetto Bay). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, and wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Miami itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fayetteville to Miami takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Fayetteville in August, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Atlanta.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
On the 18th (Wed), examine the collection at World of Coca-Cola, steep yourself in history at Centennial Olympic Park, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Chastain Park, then admire the natural beauty at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Georgia Aquarium.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Atlanta online itinerary planner.

Fly from Miami to Atlanta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Miami in August, plan for little chillier nights in Atlanta, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Atlanta

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Nashville

— 1 night

Music City U.S.A.

Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 20th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Gaylord Opryland Resort Gardens, then catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's of the Seven Sorrow Catholic Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nashville vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Atlanta to Nashville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Atlanta to Nashville. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Chicago

— 2 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Reliance Building, walk around Millennium Park, then explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, then make a trip to Buckingham Fountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chicago online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nashville to Chicago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nashville in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Chicago: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sioux Falls.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Sioux Falls

— 3 nights
Sioux Falls is the largest city in the U.S. Step out of Sioux Falls to go to Pipestone and see Pipestone National Monument, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph Cathedral, immerse yourself in nature at Palisades State Park, stroll through Sioux Falls Bike Trails, and meet the residents at Butterfly House & Aquarium.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sioux Falls trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chicago to Sioux Falls in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago in August, Sioux Falls is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Sioux Falls

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Grand Prismatic Spring, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Blue Star Spring.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Sioux Falls to Yellowstone National Park takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sioux Falls to Yellowstone National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sioux Falls in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Yellowstone National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Salt Lake City

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salt Lake Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Square, then ponder the world of politics at Utah State Capitol, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assembly Hall. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum of Utah, then explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Tabernacle.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Salt Lake City trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Yellowstone National Park to Salt Lake City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, shuttle, taxi, and train. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Yellowstone National Park in August: high temperatures in Salt Lake City hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bright Angel Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grand Canyon National Park trip planner.

You can drive from Salt Lake City to Grand Canyon National Park in 8.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in August; daily highs in Grand Canyon National Park reach 31°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Las Vegas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip. Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, examine the collection at The Mob Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at High Roller.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get much warmer in Las Vegas: highs are around 45°C and lows about 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Los Angeles

— 5 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.
Explore Los Angeles' surroundings by going to Anaheim (Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, Disneyland Park, &more), Santa Monica Yacht Harbor Sign (in Santa Monica) and Mulholland Drive (in Beverly Hills). Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, examine the collection at The Getty Center, and immerse yourself in nature at Santa Monica State Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Los Angeles driving holiday website.

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

San Francisco

— 1 night

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, then take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, and then stroll through Alcatraz Island. On your second day here, stroll around Golden Gate Park, make a trip to Lombard Street, then browse the exhibits of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read San Francisco tour planning website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in September; daily highs in San Francisco reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.