36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

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New York City
— 4 nights
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Washington DC
— 3 nights
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Chicago
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 3 nights
Fly to Flagstaff, Bus to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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San Francisco
— 3 nights
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Seattle
— 2 nights
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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: go for a walk through Central Park, walk around The High Line, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, and admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City journey site.

Manchester, UK to New York City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in September, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can fly to Washington DC.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, pause for some photo ops at Washington Monument, and ponder the world of politics at White House.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Washington DC takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September in Washington DC, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can fly to Chicago.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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 12th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower, admire the striking features of Reliance Building, walk around Millennium Park, then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and finally get in on the family fun at Fox in a Box Chicago. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium, ponder the design of Buckingham Fountain, then walk around Milton Lee Olive Park, then admire the landmark architecture of 360 Chicago Observation Deck, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fourth Presbyterian Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago day trip planning website.

Getting from Washington DC to Chicago by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Chicago are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to fly to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Chicago

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games

Yellowstone National Park

— 5 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: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, explore the activities along Shoshone Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yellowstone National Park trip maker website.

You can fly from Chicago to Yellowstone National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Chicago in September, you will find days in Yellowstone National Park are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are cooler (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 3 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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. There's much more to do: make a trip to Schwabacher Landing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Transfiguration, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, and explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park road trip planner.

You can drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Grand Teton National Park: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
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, get great views at Hopi Point, hike along Bright Angel Point, and don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park online itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Grand Teton National Park to Grand Canyon National Park in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Canyon National Park are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · 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.
Las Vegas is known for nightlife, shopping, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio, explore the striking landscape of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck, and try to win big at Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Las Vegas travel itinerary 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Grand Canyon National Park to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, you will find days in Las Vegas are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much warmer (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping · Fun & Games · Casinos · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 5 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.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mariposa Grove, and explore the activities along Tenaya Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Yosemite National Park takes 6 hours. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yosemite National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Tea Garden, get curious at Exploratorium, and head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco trip builder website.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (26°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Seattle

— 2 nights

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 8th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, then make a trip to Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally wander the streets of Pike Place Market.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Seattle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get little chillier in Seattle: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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.