38 days in United States Itinerary

38 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States Trip Planner

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New York City
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Wilmington
— 2 nights
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Boston
— 3 nights
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Nashua
— 2 nights
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Drive to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Fly to McGhee Tyson Airport, Drive to Gatlinburg
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Gatlinburg
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Flagstaff
— 2 nights
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
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Los Angeles
— 2 nights
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San Diego
— 2 nights
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Yosemite National Park
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San Francisco
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New York City

— 2 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ellis Island and Governors Island National Monument. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and South Street Seaport Museum. Go for a jaunt from New York City to Brooklyn to see Coney Island about 30 minutes away. There's more to do: learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History and see the interesting displays at Museum of Chinese in America.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New York City online road trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to New York City is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to New York City, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in New York City hover around 31°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Wilmington.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wilmington

— 2 nights
On the 4th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Hagley Museum And Library, take an in-depth tour of Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, then go for a walk through Longwood Gardens, and finally take in the history at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Nemours Estate and then examine the collection at Kalmar Nyckel Foundation.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Wilmington online itinerary builder.

You can take a train from New York City to Wilmington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wilmington, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Washington DC.

Things to do in Wilmington

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Washington DC

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Wed), gain a rich perspective with The President Woodrow Wilson House, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and then examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at House of the Temple, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dumbarton Oaks.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC journey planner.

Take a train from Wilmington to Washington DC in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Boston

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House and Freedom Trail. Get outdoors at Little Brewster Island and Lighthouse and Minute Man National Historical Park. Explore Boston's surroundings by going to Rebecca Nurse Homestead (in Danvers), Salem (Pickering Wharf & Peabody Essex Museum) and Marblehead Museum (in Marblehead). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of USS Constitution Museum and ponder the world of politics at Old State House.

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You can fly from Washington DC to Boston in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Washington DC in September, with highs in Boston at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nashua.

Things to do in Boston

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Nashua

— 2 nights
Nashua is a city in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Winnekenni Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Boott Cotton Mills Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lowell National Historical Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nashua trip planner.

You can drive from Boston to Nashua in an hour. Traveling from Boston in September, Nashua is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. You will leave for Gatlinburg on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Nashua

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gatlinburg

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Take a break from the city and head to Laurel Falls and Cataract Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gatlinburg: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Abrams Falls Trail). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Grotto Falls Parking, get to know the fascinating history of Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and take in the dramatic natural features at Chimney Tops Trail.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gatlinburg online trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nashua to Gatlinburg. Traveling from Nashua in September, things will get a bit warmer in Gatlinburg: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum, get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Gatlinburg to Key West takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Gatlinburg in September, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 31°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): browse the exhibits of The Alamo, then see the interesting displays at Witte Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, and finally explore the galleries of The Guenther House Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Antonio route planner.

You can fly from Key West to San Antonio in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to San Antonio is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in September, expect nights in San Antonio to be a bit cooler, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Flagstaff.

Things to do in San Antonio

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Parks

Flagstaff

— 2 nights

City of Seven Wonders

Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Wupatki National Monument and then explore the striking landscape of Walnut Canyon National Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): trek along Mount Wilson Trail.

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Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Flagstaff takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Antonio in September: high temperatures in Flagstaff hover around 26°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tusayan Museum, take some stellar pictures from Lookout Studio, then see the interesting displays at Kolb Studio, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim. Keep things going the next day: trek along South Kaibab Trail.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park online trip maker.

Getting from Flagstaff to Grand Canyon National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Grand Canyon National Park can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and then explore the stunning scenery at Gold Strike Hot Springs Trail Head. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds - Las Vegas, and then don't miss a visit to Fountains of Bellagio.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Las Vegas road trip planning tool.

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. While traveling from Grand Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Los Angeles

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Tue), stop by El Pueblo de Los Angeles, get a new perspective on nature at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Monica State Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center and then examine the collection at The Getty Villa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Los Angeles takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in September, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

San Diego

— 2 nights

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, then see the interesting displays at USS Midway Museum, and then examine the collection at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at San Diego Air & Space Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego tour builder site.

Getting from Los Angeles to San Diego by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Diego

Museums · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Yosemite National Park

— 2 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.
On the 30th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, then admire the sheer force of Vernal Fall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Point, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridalveil Fall. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Gaylor Lake.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yosemite National Park attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Diego to Yosemite National Park. When traveling from San Diego in September, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Nature · Parks · 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then immerse yourself in nature at Angel Island State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, and finally wander the streets of North Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, then examine the collection at Cartoon Art Museum, and finally brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco trip planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in October, expect nights in San Francisco to be much hotter, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Honolulu, Oahu

— 2 nights

Big Pineapple

In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Iolani Palace, then explore the activities along Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, then go for a walk through Diamond Head State Monument, and finally admire the sheer force of Manoa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at US Army Museum of Hawaii and then explore the different monuments and memorials at USS Arizona Memorial.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip maker tool.

You can fly from San Francisco to Honolulu in 8 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Francisco to Honolulu due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Honolulu: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Honolulu

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.