36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Los Angeles
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Flagstaff Amtrak, Fly to San Francisco
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San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 5 nights
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Bus to Reno, Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Bus to Seattle, Fly to Jackson
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Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive
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Grand Teton National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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New York City
— 4 nights
Fly
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Boston
— 2 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.
Relax by the water at Santa Monica State Beach and Will Rogers State Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Monica Pier and Griffith Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Santa Monica Mountains in Santa Monica (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Getty Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, stroll the grounds of Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Illusions.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Los Angeles journey builder site.

Miami to Los Angeles is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Miami in September, things will get little chillier in Los Angeles: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bright Angel Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Inner Canyon, get great views at Hopi Point, and stroll through South Kaibab Trail.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Los Angeles to Grand Canyon National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in Grand Canyon National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge. Visit SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Fort Point for their historical value. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Fisherman's Wharf, get to know the fascinating history of Lyon Street Steps, see the interesting displays at Exploratorium, and enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Grand Canyon National Park to San Francisco in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and subway. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in San Francisco. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches

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.
Visiting Glacier Point and Tuolumne Meadows will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Half Dome, take in the dramatic scenery at Vernal Fall, hike along Lembert Dome, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panorama Trail.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Yosemite National Park travel tool.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in September, plan for much colder nights in Yosemite National Park, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Olympic National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Olympic National Park

— 4 nights
In Olympic National Park, ancient rainforests and ocean tidal pools at lower elevations contrast with wildflower-filled alpine meadows and snowcapped peaks.
Take a break from the city and head to Ruby Beach and Hurricane Ridge. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Rialto Beach, delve into the lush surroundings at Olympic National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls, and trek along Sol Duc Falls.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Olympic National Park vacation planner.

Getting from Yosemite National Park to Olympic National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in September, expect nights in Olympic National Park to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Olympic National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Old Faithful and Firehole Canyon Drive. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Lone Star Geyser, stroll through Mystic Falls Trail, contemplate the geological forces at Monument Geyser Basin, and explore the striking landscape at Lower Geyser Basin.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park online journey planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympic National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Olympic National Park in September, things will get little chillier in Yellowstone National Park: highs are around 18°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Grand Teton National Park

— 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Teton and String Lake. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Amphitheater Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Cathedral Group, take a memorable drive along Teton Park Road, and explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Teton National Park trip planning site.

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, expect nights in Grand Teton National Park to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. 9/11 Memorial and World Trade Center Memorial Foundation will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: walk around Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New York City online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Grand Teton National Park to New York City takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park to New York City, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Grand Teton National Park in September, expect nights in New York City to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Boston

— 2 nights

Beantown

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, then steep yourself in history at The Paul Revere House, then wander the streets of North End, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at Boston Public Garden, then stroll the grounds of Granary Burying Ground, and finally walk around Boston Common.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Boston takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Boston at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Boston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · 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.