36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Salt Lake City
— 1 night
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Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
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Casper
— 1 night
Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Drive to Washington DC
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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New York City
— 4 nights
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Denver
— 1 night
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Durango
— 1 night
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Phoenix
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles
— 6 nights
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San Francisco

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and go for a walk through Fisherman's Wharf.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Francisco journey planner.

Sydney, Australia to San Francisco is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to San Francisco is minus 18 hours. In March, San Francisco is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

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 4th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the stunning scenery at Big Cottonwood Canyon, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Olympus Trail, and finally appreciate the history behind National Pony Express Monument.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Salt Lake City trip builder site.

You can fly from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Francisco in April, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Salt Lake City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Yellowstone Lake, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, take in the natural beauty of Grand Geyser, and explore the striking landscape of Aurum Geyser.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Salt Lake City to Yellowstone National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, shuttle, bus, and car. Traveling from Salt Lake City in April, expect Yellowstone National Park to be much colder, temps between 6°C and -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Casper.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks

Casper

— 1 night
Casper is a city in and the county seat of Natrona County, Wyoming, United States. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll through Hogadon Ski Area, then contemplate the waterfront views at Morad Park, then get engrossed in the history at National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, and finally trek along Platte River Trails.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Casper day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Casper takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in April, expect Casper to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Casper

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Winter Sports

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.
Washington DC is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at National Zoological Park, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and get a sense of history and politics at Library of Congress.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Washington DC attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Casper to Washington DC with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Casper to Washington DC. Traveling from Casper in April, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are warmer (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, appreciate the history behind 9/11 Memorial, stroll around The High Line, and don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New York City: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Denver.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Denver

— 1 night

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, and then sample the fine beverages at Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Denver online journey planner.

Fly from New York City to Denver in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New York City to Denver due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Denver. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Durango.

Things to do in Denver

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Museums

Durango

— 1 night
Originally a frontier mining town, Durango is known today for its scenic setting, outdoor activities, and the 1880s steam-powered railway that takes visitors through sections of the mountains where roads don't reach.
On the 19th (Mon), hike along Rim Trail/ Campus Loop, then trek along The Colorado Trail, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

Planning Durango trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Denver to Durango in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Durango when traveling from Denver in April, with lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Phoenix.

Things to do in Durango

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Tours

Phoenix

— 2 nights
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Phoenix travel route builder site.

You can fly from Durango to Phoenix in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, Phoenix is much warmer than Durango - with highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Phoenix

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Grand Canyon National Park is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, hike along Bright Angel Trail, get great views at Lipan Point, and explore and take pictures at East Rim Drive.

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

Drive from Phoenix to Grand Canyon National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Phoenix in April, things will get cooler in Grand Canyon National Park: highs are around 19°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.
When in Las Vegas, make a side trip to see Hoover Dam in Boulder City, approximately Boulder City away. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, take in panoramic vistas at High Roller, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip, and make a trip to Fountains of Bellagio.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 April, expect nights in Las Vegas to be much hotter, around 16°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Los Angeles

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, take in the waterfront at Santa Monica Pier, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and admire the natural beauty at The Japanese Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip maker.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Las Vegas in April: highs in Los Angeles hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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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.