36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Glacier National Park
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Big Sur
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Morro Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Malibu
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Austin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Nashville
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Charleston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Savannah
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Seattle

4
nights
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Visiting Grinnell Glacier and Avalanche Lake will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Highline Trail, take in the dramatic natural features at Jackson Glacier Overlook, stroll through Iceberg Lake Trail, and get to know the fascinating history of Garden Wall.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Glacier National Park tour builder site .

Seattle to Glacier National Park is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Grinnell Glacier ©
Grinnell Glacier

3
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Grand Prismatic Spring and Upper Geyser Basin. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Artist Point and Midway Geyser Basin. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Firehole Canyon Drive, explore the striking landscape at Artists’ Paintpots, witness a stunning natural landmark at Mud Volcano, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gibbon Falls.

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You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Glacier National Park in August, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 70°F and 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Big Sur.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Midway Geyser Basin ©
Midway Geyser Basin
Firehole Canyon Drive ©
Firehole Canyon Drive
Artist Point ©
Artist Point

3
nights
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Andrew Molera State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Pfeiffer State Beach, then stroll through Partington Cove, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at McWay Falls. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at China Cove and Gibson Beach, admire the majestic nature at Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and then snap pictures at Big Creek Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Big Sur trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sur in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yellowstone National Park to Big Sur is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Big Sur are a bit warmer (72°F), and nights are much warmer (56°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Morro Bay.

Things to do in Big Sur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

China Cove and Gibson Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ©
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
McWay Falls ©
McWay Falls

1
night
Morro Bay

Morro Bay ©
Morro Bay is a waterfront city in San Luis Obispo County, California located along California State Route 1 on California's Central Coast. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Moonstone Beach, then see the interesting displays at Morro Bay Skateboard Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Morro Rock, and finally look for gifts at The Shell Shop.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Morro Bay itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to Morro Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Big Sur in September: highs in Morro Bay hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Malibu.

Things to do in Morro Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moonstone Beach
Highlights from your plan
Moonstone Beach ©
Moonstone Beach
Morro Rock ©
Morro Rock
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum ©
Morro Bay Skateboard Museum

3
nights
Malibu

Malibu ©
Malibu is a beach city in Los Angeles County, California, situated 30mi west of Downtown Los Angeles. Get in touch with nature at El Matador State Beach and Surfrider Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zuma Beach and Carbon Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Malibu Lagoon State Beach, admire the majestic nature at Point Dume State Beach and Preserve, and learn about winemaking at Malibu Family Wines.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Malibu trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Morro Bay to Malibu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Morro Bay in September, Malibu is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 65°F. On the 10th (Thu), you'll travel to Austin.

Things to do in Malibu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Point Dume State Beach and Preserve ©
El Matador State Beach ©
El Matador State Beach
Zuma Beach ©
Zuma Beach

3
nights
Austin

Austin ©
Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Becker Vineyards (Winery) and Hahne Estates Winery. Get in touch with nature at Hamilton Pool Preserve and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Austin to Wimberley to see Jacob's Well Natural Area about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Barton Springs Pool, take in the views from Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats, and sample the tasty concoctions at Jester King Brewery.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Austin online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Malibu to Austin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Malibu to Austin due to the time zone difference. In September, Austin is a bit warmer than Malibu - with highs of 93°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Memphis.

Things to do in Austin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hahne Estates Winery, Jacob's Well Natural Area, Becker Vineyards (Winery), Hamilton Pool Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Jacob's Well Natural Area ©
Jacob's Well Natural Area
Hamilton Pool Preserve ©
Hamilton Pool Preserve
Becker Vineyards (Winery) ©
Becker Vineyards (Winery)

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Escape the urban bustle at Natchez Trace Pkwy and Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge. Explore hidden gems such as Tupelo Automobile Museum and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Change things up with these side-trips from Memphis: Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum (in Tupelo) and Clarksdale (Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art & The Delta Blues Museum). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Beale Street and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Memphis trip itinerary website .

Fly from Austin to Memphis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Austin in September, expect nights in Memphis to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nashville.

Things to do in Memphis

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tupelo, Clarksdale, Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Natchez Trace Pkwy ©
Natchez Trace Pkwy
Tupelo Automobile Museum ©
Tupelo Automobile Museum
The Delta Blues Museum ©
The Delta Blues Museum

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Explore hidden gems such as Lotz House Museum and Radnor Lake State Park. Get outdoors at Burgess Falls State Park and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Nashville side-trips: George Dickel Distillery (in Tullahoma), Arrington Vineyards (in Arrington) and Montgomery Bell State Park (in Burns). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The District, get interesting insight from Tours, see the interesting displays at Lane Motor Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nashville road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Memphis to Nashville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Memphis in September, Nashville is slightly colder at night with lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Charleston.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burgess Falls State Park, Lotz House Museum, Arrington Vineyards, George Dickel Distillery, Montgomery Bell State Park
Highlights from your plan
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Burgess Falls State Park ©
Burgess Falls State Park
Arrington Vineyards ©
Arrington Vineyards

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nights
Charleston

Charleston
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim and Circular Congregational Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve and Wildlife Management Area and Edisto Beach State Park. Step out of Charleston to go to Awendaw and see The Center for Birds of Prey, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn more about the world around you at The Charleston Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire the local landmark of Pineapple Fountain.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Charleston tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Nashville to Charleston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Nashville to Charleston is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Charleston when traveling from Nashville in September, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Edisto Island, The Center for Birds of Prey, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan

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Savannah

Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Georgia Sea Turtle Center and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jekyll Island Historic District and Colonial Park Cemetery. When in Savannah, make a side trip to see Speed Boats Tours in Hilton Head, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at American Prohibition Museum, get engrossed in the history at Davenport House Museum, and contemplate the long history of Andrew Low House.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Savannah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Savannah, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Savannah

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Jekyll Island, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

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